Langston & Lott, PLLC
Tupelo Wrongful Death

Tupelo Wrongful Death Attorneys

Losing a loved one is a heart-wrenching experience, made even more painful when their death results from someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. During such a difficult time, you need a compassionate, experienced legal ally to guide you through the legal process and help fight for the justice your loved one deserves. 

Langston & Lott offers that support, bringing decades of experience in wrongful death cases to families in Tupelo and throughout Mississippi.

Why Choose Langston & Lott as Your Tupelo Wrongful Death Lawyers?

Our firm stands out for its sensitive, respectful approach to wrongful death claims. With a history of success spanning over 50 years, we have secured millions in settlements and verdicts for families dealing with profound loss.

Our team combines deep knowledge of Mississippi law with a commitment to personal attention, making us uniquely equipped to handle your wrongful death claim. We are more than attorneys; we are advocates for our clients, dedicated to ensuring their loved one's story is honored throughout the legal journey.

Wrongful Death Compensation in Tupelo

Compensation in wrongful death cases may include:

  • Medical Expenses Incurred Prior to Death: We ensure that all medical costs related to the deceased’s final illness or injury are fully documented and claimed.
  • Funeral and Burial Costs: Compensation covers the significant expenses of funeral services, burial or cremation, and related costs, which we help compile and claim.
  • Loss of the Deceased’s Expected Income: We conduct a detailed analysis to cover the earnings the deceased would have made, considering their career prospects and potential future earnings.
  • Loss of Companionship and Support: Recognizing the emotional suffering from the loss of care, guidance, and nurturing the deceased would have provided.
  • Loss of Inheritance: This accounts for the wealth the deceased would have accumulated and passed on, ensuring the family’s future financial security.
  • Punitive Damages: In cases of egregious wrongdoing, we explore the possibility of seeking punitive damages to punish and deter such conduct.
  • Pain and Suffering of the Deceased: Compensation may also cover the physical and emotional distress experienced by the deceased prior to their passing.


Our dedicated team is committed to ensuring that every aspect of your loss is recognized and adequately compensated.

Common Causes of Wrongful Death in Tupelo

Wrongful deaths in Tupelo can happen in many situations, such as:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents: Including collisions involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, and pedestrians on major Tupelo roads and highways, such as the Natchez Trace Parkway, U.S. Highway 45, and Mississippi Highway 6. 
  • Dangerous Premises: Incidents caused by unsafe conditions on someone else’s property.
  • Defective Products: Accidents resulting from faulty products.
  • Medical Malpractice: Fatal errors in medical care or surgery.
  • Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse: Mistreatment of residents leading to death.
  • Intentional Acts: Crimes such as assault or homicide resulting in death

Our Focus on Tupelo Wrongful Death Cases

Langston & Lott covers a wide range of wrongful death incidents, from vehicle accidents and workplace accidents to medical malpractice and product liability. We investigate each case thoroughly, work to identify all responsible parties, and are prepared to take legal action to ensure families receive the compensation they deserve.

Fighting the Insurance Company After a Wrongful Death

When coping with the loss of a loved one due to wrongful death, families often face the added challenge of denied insurance claims. Insurance companies, driven by the goal of protecting their financial interests, use a range of strategies to minimize or outright deny claims. 

At Langston & Lott, our experience equips us to effectively counteract these insurance company strategies, ensuring our clients receive the compensation they rightly deserve.

Disputing Liability

Insurance companies frequently challenge wrongful death claims by disputing liability. They may argue that their policyholder was not at fault or that another party bears the responsibility for the incident. This tactic aims to reduce their financial liability or shift the blame entirely.

By building a strong, evidence-backed case, we undermine attempts to deflect blame and ensure accountability.

Questioning the Causal Relationship

Another common approach is to question the direct link between the incident and the victim’s death. Insurers might suggest that pre-existing health conditions or unrelated events were the actual causes of death, aiming to diminish their client’s responsibility.

We counter this by collaborating with medical experts who can attest to the direct causal relationship between the incident and the wrongful death. By presenting detailed medical evidence and expert testimony, we can demonstrate that the incident directly resulted in the loss of life, reinforcing the claim.

Minimizing the Value of the Claim

Insurance companies often attempt to minimize the value of wrongful death claims by underestimating the deceased’s future earnings, the family’s emotional suffering, or the full impact of the loss on their lives. Initial settlement offers may significantly undervalue the true extent of the family’s damages.

Our approach involves calculating the full extent of damages, including future financial support the deceased would have provided, as well as the emotional loss and suffering endured by the family. We present a comprehensive valuation that encompasses all aspects of the loss, ensuring the settlement offer reflects the true magnitude of the family’s suffering and financial loss.

Delaying Tactics

Insurance companies may deliberately slow down the claims process, hoping that financial pressures will force families to accept lower settlements. This can involve excessive documentation requests, prolonged investigations, or delayed responses.

We apply constant pressure on insurance companies to expedite the process, challenging unnecessary delays and aggressively advocating for a timely resolution. Our firm communicates regularly with our clients to keep them informed and supported throughout this process.

Surveillance and Social Media Monitoring

In an effort to undermine the claim, insurers might conduct surveillance or monitor the social media activities of the claimants. They look for any evidence that could be interpreted as contradicting the claim’s validity or the extent of the family’s loss.

We advise our clients on how to maintain privacy and avoid social media or public actions that could be misconstrued. Educating clients on the potential pitfalls of social media and public appearances helps protect the integrity of the claim.

What to Do After a Tupelo Wrongful Death Accident?

Following a wrongful death, keep detailed records of all related expenses and communications. Bringing this documentation to Langston & Lott strengthens your case, allowing us to fight effectively for your rights and the justice your loved one deserves.

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Contact a Tupelo Wrongful Death Lawyer at Langston & Lott

The loss of a loved one to wrongful death has an indescribable impact. Our dedicated team at Langston & Lott is here to help you with your legal challenges during this difficult time, offering the support, respect, and representation needed to secure justice and compensation.

If your family has suffered a wrongful death in Tupelo, Mississippi, contact us to learn how we can assist you. We're here to stand by your side every step of the way.

Call us today at (662) 728-9733, and let us help you through this challenging time.

Tupelo Office Location

254 S Front St

Tupelo, MS 38804