Jonesboro Wrongful Death Lawyers
What is Wrongful Death?
In the state of Arkansas, you may file a wrongful death claim when a death
is caused by the negligent or intentional actions of another. Because
the victim is deceased and unable to pursue legal action through a
personal injury lawsuit, one of their family members, or a representative of their estate,
may be able to file a lawsuit to recover compensation for a number of
final expenses or pain and suffering.
What Losses Can be Recovered?
Arkansas law separates wrongful death claims into two categories, which
include an estate claim and a family claim. An estate claim is filed by
the estate of the deceased individual and can recover losses that the
victim suffered as a result of their death. A family claim is filed by
surviving loved ones and can recover the losses that a family suffered
from the victim's death.
The damages that you may be eligible to recover through a wrongful death
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical expenses incurred from the last injury or illness of the deceased
- Pain and suffering that the deceased individual suffered before death
- Loss of value of the deceased individual's remaining life, such as
- Loss of financial support of the deceased individual
- Loss of household services
- Loss of care, comfort, and guidance
Arkansas Statute of Limitations
Arkansas does have a statute of limitations with respect to wrongful death
lawsuits, and they must be filed within one year of the date of the decedent's
death. Because of this, if a family member has died due to the negligence
of another party, now is the time to act. Our lawyers at Ford & Cook,
PLC understand and sympathize with the difficult time that you are going
through while grieving the loss of a loved one. We provide compassionate
and caring service while fighting tirelessly to help you obtain the compensation
that may be owed to you.
For more information,
contact our office today at (870) 853-3621!