Fatal Crashes

Aggressive Car Accident Attorneys Advocating for Families of Victims Killed on Mississippi Roadways

Representation your family can trust in the courtrooms of Tupelo, Jackson, and across the Gulf Coast region

According to the National Safety Council, more than 38,000 people were killed on U.S. roads in 2015. That same year, the Clarion Ledger reported that the rural roads and bridges of Mississippi are among the most dangerous in the nation. Each year, car crashes leave tens of thousands of families to deal with the tragedy of a loved one’s death and the significant challenges that follow. When you are facing the unexpected loss of a loved one, the financial ramifications can prove overwhelming.

The legal team of Merkel & Cocke, P.A. is ready and able to help you through this challenging time by aggressively advocating on your behalf and obtaining compensation from all responsible parties. We know that no amount of money will heal your pain and suffering, but our compassionate Mississippi fatal auto accident attorneys hope that we can alleviate some of the financial stress that often results from these tragic situations. Do not try to shoulder this responsibility alone. Let us help you hold the at-fault driver accountable for your incredible loss.

Helping Mississippi families through the difficulty of losing a loved one

When families lose a loved one to someone’s negligence in a car crash, they may have a claim for wrongful death liability. Under Mississippi law, the following relatives can bring a claim for compensation against the at-fault party:

  • The personal representative of the deceased person’s estate
  • The surviving spouse
  • The surviving parent or child
  • Any surviving siblings

We can help you determine if you have a claim and who might be at fault. These cases can be extremely complex, and it takes skilled representation from experienced lawyers to ensure that you and your children receive the maximum benefit allowed under the law. At Merkel & Cocke, our attorneys have been helping clients navigate wrongful death claims for decades. We do not shy away from a fight, and our lawyers know what it takes to secure the financial support you and your family need to get through this difficult experience.

Obtaining high-value settlements for wrongful death claims

Many families do not realize the options that are available to them when a loved one is killed in an auto accident. Our team has helped families obtain a variety of damages in a wrongful death claim, including:

  • Medical and funeral expenses
  • Your loved one’s pain and suffering prior to death
  • Mental anguish suffered by you or your children
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Loss of future pension benefits
  • Loss of care, protection and companionship

For more than 30 years, the families of Mississippi have relied on our experienced legal team to secure the compensation they need to cover mounting expenses and begin the healing process.

Guiding Mississippi families through complex wrongful death claims after a fatal car accident

The legal team of Merkel & Cocke is proud to have earned the trust and respect of our peers in the legal community. We are the law firm that other law firms turn to when referring their toughest cases. From our home office in Clarksdale, we provide injured parties throughout Mississippi, including Tupelo, Jackson, Cleveland, Indianola, and across the Gulf Coast region, with quality legal representation after an auto accident. We also represent families of deceased car crash victims in Tennessee and Arkansas. Call us today at 662-627-9641 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation.