The death of a loved one is never easy. Likewise, the difficulty of losing a loved one can be compounded if the death was the result of another’s negligent act. No amount of compensation can completely ease the sadness and grief of losing a relative, child or significant other; however, the law gives surviving family members the ability to potentially recover compensation from those responsible for the wrongful death of a loved one.
If you have lost a loved one due to another party’s misconduct or carelessness, contact Linville Johnson to learn more about your options. Those affected and their families may be able to file a lawsuit and recover compensation with the help of a wrongful death attorney.
We offer free, no obligation consultations, and we can help you determine whether you have a claim. You can contact us by filling out the form on this page, calling us at 501-777-7777, or emailing us at [email protected]
What is Wrongful Death?
Any fatality that occurs because of the misconduct or negligence of another individual, corporation or entity is considered a wrongful death. Incidents and accidents resulting in wrongful death can be associated with a number of personal injury cases, including job-related accidents, defective products, motor vehicle crashes and construction accidents.
Other causes may include medical malpractice, criminal behavior or death during various activities. Regardless of the circumstance surrounding a wrongful death, the impact on surviving family members can be devastating, often life-changing.
What is a Wrongful Death Action?
In a wrongful death action, a lawsuit is brought forth on behalf of the surviving family members of a person who has died due to another party’s negligence. The law gives surviving family members the ability to recover financial compensation for any losses they may have suffered due to the death of their loved one, including funeral expenses, medical expenses, loss of financial and emotional support, and mental anguish.
How Can a Wrongful Death Attorney Help?
In addition to the grief you might face after the death of a loved one, families are often faced with medical expenses, funeral costs and other bills. In many cases, those expenses may be significant, and surviving family members may be left wondering how they will support themselves, especially if their loved one was the main wage earner in the family.
In a wrongful death lawsuit, the victim’s family may be able to recover financial compensation for a number of losses, including:
- Funeral or medical expenses
- Loss of benefits, such as medical coverage or pension plans
- Loss of the victim’s expected earnings
- Loss of an inheritance caused by the death
- Value of services and goods that a victim would have provided
- Loss of affiliation from a deceased spouse
- Loss of society, love and companionship
- Loss of the training, advice, guidance, protection, care and nurturing
- Damages for the survivors’ pain and suffering or mental anguish
A wrongful death lawyer can also help families establish the liability of the responsible party, as well as help loved ones recover the compensation to which they may be entitled.
Can an Attorney Help Me Recover Compensation?
In Arkansas, as well as other states, surviving family members have the opportunity to legally recover compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one. The process may involve a wrongful death claim, a survival action or a combination of both.
An experienced personal injury attorney can help determine which action to pursue, and most personal injury attorneys are willing to discuss a potential case at no cost to the surviving family members. While compensation is not guaranteed, an attorney can at the very least help guide the family through the legal process.
The Time You Have to Pursue a Claim is Limited. Contact Us Today.
For more information, or if you want to speak with an Arkansas wrongful death attorney, contact the Johnson firm today. You can contact us by filling out the form on this page, calling us at 501-777-7777, or emailing us at [email protected].
After you contact us, an attorney will follow up with you to get more information about your case. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and all of the information you provide is confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.