Wrongful Death Lawyers in Little Rock
Compassionate Legal Service in the Wake of Preventable Losses
The loss of a loved one is a devastating experience for those left behind. It’s even worse when the loss was avoidable or was someone else’s fault. The shock, grief, and suffering of family members can hardly be understood in monetary value. But financial difficulties and the injustice of the at-fault parties (or their insurance companies) shirking liability can compound your grief.
Despite denials of fault and justice, you deserve some type of compensation and perhaps closure from losing someone you loved and depended on for companionship, financial and/or emotional support, guidance, family services, and more. To pursue such compensation, you can turn to Taylor & Taylor Law Firm, P.A., where you will receive the compassionate and tenacious legal representation you need at this difficult time. Our team of Little Rock wrongful death attorneys will do everything possible to help you secure rightful compensation and hold the at-fault parties accountable. We firmly believe that no family should have to face the sudden and unacceptable loss of a loved one alone.
Arkansas Wrongful Death Claims
A wrongful death is one that occurs due to the negligence, recklessness, or even intentional wrongdoing of another party. Common incidents that can lead to wrongful deaths include auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, hit and runs, negligent security incidents, defective product incidents, and medical malpractice.
In many of these cases, the person who died would have been able to pursue damages had they survived. After the person’s death, however, family members must file a survival action to recover this compensation. Fortunately, survival actions are a component of wrongful death claims in Arkansas, and together, these legal processes can help the family recover.
Family members who can file a wrongful death claim in Arkansas include:
- Surviving Spouse
There are also situations where an “in loco parentis” relationship will allow recovery. Generally speaking, “in loco parentis” means that a person was a “stand-in” parent for a child, such as when a step-parent or a grandparent assumes the roll of parent.
Our Arkansas wrongful death lawyers can help with any case-specific questions about state law.
The Two Categories of Death Claims
In Arkansas, death claims are divided into two separate parts. These parts include the survival claim and the wrongful death claim.
The survival claim is filed by the decedent’s personal representative (the estate) and seeks damages such as funeral and burial expenses, medical expenses accrued before death, the decedent’s pain and suffering before death, and the loss of income as a result of their death.
The wrongful death claim is filed to recover compensation for the losses of the surviving family members, such as mental anguish, loss of companionship, loss of financial support, household services, comfort, guidance, and more.
Talk to a Little Rock wrongful death attorney at (501) 267-9808 today.
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Proving fault in any accident that has led to a death can often be complicated and difficult. Furthermore, translating the loss of your loved one’s life, as well as the anguish, suffering, and financial insecurity of your family into monetary terms may require the input of financial professionals and other experts. Our firm has experience handling all aspects of successful wrongful death claims and a history of obtaining fair and just settlements. We urge you to reach out to us in your time of need and let us handle this vital legal matter on your behalf.