Greenville, MS (September 10, 2022) – Highway patrol officers and other emergency responders were requested to the scene of a traffic accident that left one person dead on Sunday, September 4th in Washington County.
Reports show that, at about 2:35 a.m., 44-year-old Marcus Flowers was heading westbound on Highway 82 in Greenville in a 2012 Lexus ES when he was involved in a crash with an eastbound 2020 Dodge Charger.
Flowers sustained fatal injuries during the collision and was pronounced at the scene by responders.
It is unknown if the driver of the Dodge, 36-year-old Joseph Hudson, a resident of Greenville, was hurt during the impact.
This accident is under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Marcus Flowers, at this time.
Wrongful Death Claims in Mississippi
In Mississippi, a claim of wrongful death can only be filed certain family members of the deceased, including:
- The personal representative of the decedent’s estate
- Surviving brothers and sisters
- Surviving children and parents
- Surviving husbands and wives
Most often, wrongful death claims are filed by the decedent’s spouse. In the event that the couple has surviving children, any compensation granted would be divided equitably among the surviving child/children and spouse.
The types and overall amount of financial compensation you are ultimately awarded will vary based on the exact circumstances of your unique case. The best way to calculate the value of a wrongful death claim is to ask an experienced lawyer from MW Law Firm – Mama Justice.
In a Mississippi wrongful death case, the claimants could be awarded monetary recovery for two different types of damages: economic and non-economic.
- Non-economic damages: Non-economic damages are designed to act as financial compensation for intangible losses that are much harder to assign a dollar value to, like the pain and suffering the deceased experienced leading up to their death, mental anguish, and loss of consortium if there is a surviving spouse.
- Economic damages: Economic damages are intended to indemnify the deceased’s family for quantifiable, calculable losses. These losses may include medical bills the victim incurred prior to their passing, funeral and burial expenses, or the expense of cremation, lost wages and other earnings, and damage to property.
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