Wrongful Death

Were You Devastated by the Tragic Loss of a Loved One? TopDog Personal Lawyers in Arkansas Are Ready to Fight for You.

Few events in life equal the devastation and pain related to the gross negligence or the harmful actions of another person or corporation, especially when different behavior could have prevented a loved one’s death. 

At TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers, our Arkansas wrongful death attorneys are dedicated to taking the time-sensitive legal action needed for you to recover damages for a loved one’s death so you can move forward after an unjust and preventable tragedy. Hopefully, lifting the financial burden can help you get through a tough and emotional time.

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Your Guide to Wrongful Death Claims in Arkansas

Why You Need to Work with a Wrongful Death
Attorney from TopDog Personal Injury Lawyers

We can provide steadfast representation, delivering a strong case against callous wrongdoers. While a successful verdict or settlement won’t replace your loss, it will allow you to receive compensation that can cover past medical costs, funeral and burial expenses, and loss of quality of life.

Where You Can Find TopDog Personal Injury Lawyers in Arkansas

Although we are located across the U.S., you can find TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers in Arkansas at 116 Ottenheimer Plaza, Suite 4b, Little Rock, AR 72201. We’re west of the William J. Clinton Library and Museum and Interstate 30.

Call us anytime at (501) 381-5954. Our Arkansas personal injury lawyers are proud to serve as your go-to firm for getting the justice you deserve in both personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits.

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Why You Need to Act Fast in Your Arkansas
Wrongful Death Case

In Arkansas, the statute of limitations for wrongful death claims and lawsuits is three years from the date of death unless the decedent’s death was due to a medical error. In this case, a personal representative or close family member must file the claim within two years of the date of death to receive compensation.

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How Are Claims Based?

Claims are based on a negligence-based act, such as a car accident, medical malpractice, or an intentional act (such as a crime).

Submitting a Wrongful Death Claim: How We Simplify the Process

Damages for wrongful death in Arkansas provide a deceased person’s surviving spouse and family members financial support during an especially stressful period.

Wrongful death claims are sometimes classified as either a family claim or an estate claim.

An Estate Claim

The decedent’s estate may receive compensation for losses the victim suffered from the fatal accident.

Damages include:

  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Medical expenses related to the deceased person’s final injuries
  • Pain and suffering the deceased person endured
  • The loss in financial value of the decedent’s remaining life

A Family Claim

Surviving family members may file a family claim to pursue compensation for the surviving members who suffered from losing their loved one.

If you submit this claim, you can gain damages related to:

  • Loss of financial support
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of household contributions
  • Emotional trauma
  • Loss of comfort, care, and guidance

Our Arkansas legal professionals at TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers can pursue your entitled damages according to state law. While some states divide settlements in wrongful death cases equally among family survivors, Arkansas family members are only entitled to the damages they require.

Regardless of how many family members are eligible to seek compensation, all the financial distributions are managed under one claim. As a result, some family members may receive more or less compensation from the settlement, depending on certain facts.

These facts include:

  • Emotional closeness to the deceased loved one
  • Physical distance
  • Financial independence or dependence

So, if you were a child who was financially dependent on a deceased parent, you’re likely to get a higher award than a child who has moved out and is working on their own. As a result, the division and calculation of a wrongful death claim can be complex.

That’s why working with a lawyer from TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers will give you an edge in receiving justice and a more equitable settlement.

Causes of Wrongful Death

We can seek money for the wrongful fatality of a loved one in one of various actions.

Specific examples may include:

  • Oversights in the operation of a semi-truck or commercial vehicle, leading to a fatal wreck – killing a pedestrian, motorist, or the driver.
  • Dangerous hazards in recreational areas, on roadways, or in parks
  • Patient supervision errors in healthcare facilities and nursing homes
  • Product liability defects triggering equipment explosions or fires that lead to tragic fatalities
  • Workplace safety violations that cause construction accidents, heavy machinery errors, or hazardous exposures
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Our Skilled Legal Team Is Ready to Investigate All Possible Causes of Action Surrounding A Claim of Wrongful Death

After you arrange a consultation with our compassionate Arkansas wrongful death law firm, one of our accomplished attorneys will determine:

  • Fault due to the improper and unsafe action(s) of other parties in the claim
  • The identification of all liable parties
  • How much compensation your family deserves

Because our lawyers are familiar with the Arkansas legal code, we can construct a strong case to empower you to receive a reasonable settlement and the justice your family deserves.

How We’ll Fight the Insurance Company

Below are some key ways a lawyer fights an insurance company for a higher payout in a wrongful death settlement case. If the liable party is uninsured, they personally owe the money for the claim.

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Demonstrating Higher Economic Damages 

Through financial analysis, an attorney can determine how much financial support was lost through a loved one’s death. Accounting for economic damages related to household service contributions or parental nurturing also increases the total valuations of the claims.

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Emphasizing Greater Pain and Suffering Damages 

Lawyers present evidence like photos, videos, and eyewitness testimonies to depict the horrific nature of the fatality. This allows the lawyer to place a higher emphasis on each survivor’s mental anguish after losing a loved one prematurely. Proving the tragedy leads to greater remuneration in a wrongful death case.

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Pursuing Punitive Damage Reward Opportunities 

For incidents involving reckless conduct like drunk driving or company safety violations, attorneys petition courts to assign punitive fines - levied against insured defendants directly. This means quicker settlements from guilty parties who want to avoid huge courtroom losses.

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Threatening Reputational Harm at Trial

A public wrongful death jury trial highlighting gross negligence or misconduct can hurt an insurer's brand reputation. Settling with a bigger pretrial award mitigates public backlash risks over the fatality.

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Identifying All Available Insurance Assets 

Lawyers uncover any umbrella policies, excess liability limits, or multiple defendant coverages to expand financial channels accessible - pushing settlement valuations upward. More money availability equals bigger total offers.

Give Us a Call Now About Your
Wrongful Death Case

Lawyers at TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers are available 24/7 to take your call. Simply give us a call at (501) 381-5954 for a free consultation and case evaluation.

Don’t let time slip by. Again, the statute of limitations runs out after three years (from the date of death) for most claims and two years from the date of death for medical malpractice claims.

James Helm, Personal Injury Lawyer

James Helm, Arkansas Wrongful Death Lawyer

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