Wrongful death under Arkansas law refers to a death caused by someone’s actions, or by their negligence. It is a special kind of personal injury claim. Essentially, the person who is injured cannot file a claim for personal injury if death is the outcome of the injury. The representative of the injured person’s estate files the claim.
In cases of wrongful death, survivors have a right to compensation for their loss.
Wrongful death cases can be related to medical care, construction, automobile accidents, criminal actions, and many more situations. Wrongful death claims can be filed in Arkansas up to one year after the death of the individual. They must be filed by the personal representative of the deceased’s estate, or the heirs of the deceased. This can be the husband or wife or child of the deceased, the parents of the deceased (including unborn babies), grandchildren, or siblings.
If you believe that you have a claim for wrongful death, we believe that you should not have the worry of medical bills or other financial issues added to your grief. Compensation may be the last thing on your mind, but a claim may make it possible for you to pay medical and funeral expenses resulting from the injury, or to continue supporting your family as you did when the deceased supported you.
Marcus Vaden Law Firm has extensive experience with wrongful death suits. We will be able to explain your rights to you, and to let you know the options available to you. Call us now for assistance.