Little Rock
Wrongful Death

Losing someone we love is a painful experience. However, when the death was preventable, the pain becomes more intense. That’s why our Little Rock wrongful death attorneys from TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers are here to offer our assistance.

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Your Guide to Wrongful Death Claims in Little Rock

How TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers
Can Help You During a Difficult and Emotional Time

In Little Rock, Arkansas, we regularly handle wrongful death cases and other personal injury claims. We firmly believe in seeking justice for your family during an incredibly difficult time. That’s why our dedicated team of personal injury lawyers in Little Rock is ready to support you through the emotional hardships you are currently facing.

Types of Wrongful Death Claims and Filing Timelines

Three types of wrongful death claims can arise in Little Rock – those caused by negligence, medical malpractice, or intentional acts such as crimes.

You have a three-year window from the date of death to file a claim for negligent and intentional acts. You get two years to file claims for wrongful deaths resulting from medical errors.

These claims can stem from:

  • Car accidents or wrecks involving trucks or motorcycles
  • An incorrect medical diagnosis or an error during surgery 
  • An accident at work
  • A product that is dangerous or defective 
  • A roadway hazard
  • Assault and battery
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Where We Are Located in Little Rock

If you want to schedule a consultation, you can easily do so in Little Rock, Arkansas. Our office is conveniently located at 116 Ottenheimer Plaza, Suite 4b, Little Rock, AR 72201.

We are situated west of Interstate 30 and the William J. Clinton Library and Museum. By making an appointment today, we can address all your questions and assess your claim. To arrange a free case review and consultation, please call (501) 381-5954 without delay.

What Happens During the Consultation

During the consultation, we will provide the information for filing a wrongful death claim.

Common FAQs

You may have several inquiries regarding the process of filing a wrongful death claim. That’s perfectly normal. We are here to answer your questions. Below are responses to some commonly asked queries.

According to Arkansas law, the claim for wrongful death must be initiated by the individual’s estate through a personal representative. If there is no representative, the claim can be filed by someone related – such as a spouse, children, parents, sister, or brother.

The term in parents applies in this case as well. The term refers to someone who takes on the role of a parent. They may also bring a wrongful death claim in Arkansas.

Each individual’s compensation depends on factors like dependency and the closeness of the claimant’s relationship with the plaintiff. Claim amounts are not distributed equally in Arkansas but are allocated to the recipients based on these factors.


Possible damages included in a death settlement may encompass;

  • Expenses for the funeral and burial
  • Loss of support or benefits 
  • Loss of expected inheritance
  • Loss of household services and caregiving 
  • Emotional distress and grief
  • Pain and suffering experienced by the deceased before their passing

Every situation is unique. We can offer an estimate based on the following factors;

  • Documents that support lost income or expenses
  • Photographs or evidence that illustrates the distress and physical pain endured
  • Details regarding the negligence of the party at fault
  • Examples of recent settlements for similar cases

To receive an evaluation of your case, click here for your free consultation.

Assessing Your Wrongful Death Case

At TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers, our primary focus is advocating for justice on behalf of your loved one. When you arrange a consultation, our law firm will also conduct an assessment of your case.

This assessment aims to;

  • Address all of your inquiries and concerns
  • Initiate an investigation into the specifics of your case
  • Discuss options available for moving forward

You don’t have to bear this burden alone. We are here to support you and seek the compensation you and your family require and deserve.

What Our Free Case Evaluation Entails 

During a free consultation, we will conduct a comprehensive evaluation to determine if you have grounds for a valid wrongful death claim.

Throughout this evaluation process, we will typically gather information by asking:

  • What was your relationship with the deceased? (to establish eligibility for filing a claim)
  • Who do you believe bears responsibility for causing the death? (This will help us determine who is responsible and to what extent they are negligent)
  • What damages have you experienced? (such as emotional distress, loss of income, funeral and burial expenses)
  • Was the death due to a criminal act?
  • When did the death occur? (to ensure compliance with the time limit set for filing by Arkansas law)
  • Do any other family members plan on filing?

In addition to collecting documents to demonstrate reasons for compensation, we will also provide information on wrongful death laws that cover the burden of proof, distribution of settlement funds, time constraints, and the necessary steps in the legal process.

While we understand that no amount of money can make up for the loss of a loved one, a settlement can offer support during this challenging period. We are committed to assessing all aspects of your claim to maximize your compensation so you can experience some degree of emotional and financial relief.

How We Handle Insurance Companies

Insurance companies do not willingly provide payouts. Their primary goal is profit-making instead. We can sidestep the tactics by insurance providers to reduce settlement offers.

Here’s how we’ll serve as your advocate.

Demonstrating Higher Economic Damages

We will carefully assess lost income, benefits, household contributions, and other forms of support to negotiate for a fairer and higher settlement amount.

Highlighting a Greater Level of Pain and Suffering

With the support of eyewitness accounts and photographic evidence, we will strengthen your case regarding the impact of pain and suffering and its effect on your life so far.

Seeking Compensation through Punitive Fines

In instances where there has been gross negligence or misconduct resulting in a loss of life, we will request the court to impose punitive fines.

Using Litigation as a Pressure Tactic

Insurance companies are sensitive to publicity. By threatening them with litigation, we can encourage them to agree to a larger settlement amount.

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Unveiling All Available Insurance Coverages

By uncovering liability policies, we can increase the resources available for compensation.

Presenting Historical Settlement Data

We can provide information on past cases involving wrongful death to establish higher benchmarks for a larger award.

Call TopDog Law’s Little Rock Wrongful Death Attorneys for a Complimentary Consultation and Case Assessment Today

For a consultation and review of your case, feel free to contact TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers in Little Rock, Arkansas, at any time. You’re one step away from receiving the justice you rightfully deserve. Call (501) 381-5954 without delay.

James Helm, Personal Injury Lawyer

James Helm, Little Rock Wrongful Death Lawyer

TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers – Little Rock Office

Address: 116 Ottenheimer Plaza suite 4b,
Little Rock, AR 72201

Phone: (501) 381-5954

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