Wrongful Death Lawyer in Arkansas
Arkansas Code § 16-62-102 establishes the state law governing wrongful death actions in Arkansas. The statute allows certain personal representatives of people killed as the result of the negligence of other parties to bring legal claims against the individuals or entities responsible.
While most personal injury actions have a statue of limitations (time limit) of three years, family members only have one year to commence legal action relating to wrongful death in Arkansas. The extremely limited amount of time to seek compensation makes it even more important for families to retain legal counsel as soon as possible.
Need an Injury Lawyer Arkansas understands that hiring an attorney is not the first thing that is on the minds of people who have just lost someone close to them. Our firm can conduct an investigation and file all necessary paperwork before important deadlines so you and your family can take all the time you need to grieve without having to worry about making court appearances.
Wrongful Death Laws in Arkansas
Arkansas Code § 16-62-102(d)(1) establishes that the beneficiaries entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim include the deceased’s surviving spouse, children, parents, and siblings. Additionally, Arkansas Code § 16-62-102(d)(2) and Arkansas Code § 16-62-102(d)(3) also provides that persons standing in loco parentis (Latin phrase for “in the place of a parent”) or to whom the deceased stood in loco parentis are also entitled to pursue wrongful death actions.
Wrongful death actions may seek compensation for a number of different damages, including:
- funeral expenses
- medical expenses
- pain and suffering
- lost income
- loss of consortium
Causes of Wrongful Death in Arkansas
People can be killed in a variety of different scenarios in Arkansas. Arkansas Code § 16-62-102(a)(1) requires wrongful death actions to be based on deaths caused by wrongful acts or neglect that would have entitled the deceased to damages.
Common kinds of accidents that can result in wrongful deaths in Arkansas include:
- Car Accidents
- Driving While Intoxicated (DWI or DUI) Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Commerical Vehicles
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Ridesharing (Uber or Lyft) Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Workplace Accidents
Find an Arkansas Wrongful Death Attorney
No amount of money can ever replace a loved one or fill the void that his or her death creates for family members. The people who are left behind still have to deal with many of the same bills as well as other newfound financial challenges. You do not have to struggle.
Need an Injury Lawyer Arkansas will fight to help you and your family get justice. Our firm will conduct a thorough investigation and work to quickly get you all of the compensation you need and deserve.
We handles cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we will not charge you one cent unless you receive a monetary award. Need an Injury Lawyer Arkansas is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to discuss your case. You should call our firm right now to take advantage of a free, no obligation that will allow our attorneys to provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case.