Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, & Survivor Damages in Little Rock & Pulaski County Arkansas
Injuries caused by the negligence of someone else give you a right to recover monetary damages to compensate you for your losses. However, if you or a loved one has suffered an injury, you likely know that money alone often cannot fully compensate for personal injury losses. Be that as it may, money is the only legal remedy available in these difficult situations and you should receive monetary damages for your loss. Little Rock personal injury lawyers and Little Rock wrongful death lawyers are experienced in assessing monetary awards and know what type of a settlement or award you might be able to expect from your claim.
When determining the value of a Little Rock personal injury case, you must first consider the type and degree of loss or injury involved. The most severe loss is death, and there is a body of law dealing specifically with death. If your loved one has been involved in a tragic accident and died as a result, contact one of the Little Rock wrongful death attorneys listed above today to discuss your options.
Little Rock Wrongful Death Lawyer
When someone is killed in an accident including, but not limited to, a car accident, a truck accident, a construction accident, medical negligence a/k/a medical malpractice, a motorcycle accident, a dangerous product or defective products, or dangerous drugs and the surviving family members believe a lawsuit may be in order, a Little Rock wrongful death lawyer can help them assess the legal issues and prepare a wrongful death claim. The wrongful death attorney will also retain all types of expert witnesses for trial. A Little Rock wrongful death attorney will first assess who the proper parties are to make a claim.
The following are some of the people who commonly file Little Rock wrongful death actions:
- Spouses — If the person who died (the decedent) was married, then the spouse is a proper party to file suit.
- Children — Natural and adopted children of the decedent may also maintain a wrongful death claim due to the death of their parent.
- Parents — Parents of minor and of major (adult) natural and adopted children may also make a parental wrongful death claim
- Persons who qualify in loco parentis
What Are the Types of Damages Available When Someone is Killed Through Negligence?
The discussion above centered on which relatives and close family members have status to file a wrongful death claim. This section will explain what monetary damages are recoverable under Arkansas law. Little Rock area claimants are entitled to damages for:
1. Mental Anguish & Loss of Companionship - Arkansas Code § 16-62-102 Wrongful Death
2. Pecuniary Losses (Economic Losses) - Arkansas Code § 16-62-102 Wrongful Death
Pecuniary losses for a child who has lost a parent, in Little Rock, AR include:
(a) loss of the parent’s earning capacity due to the wrongful death;
(b) loss of the parent’s advice, counsel services, care, maintenance, support, and reasonable contributions of a pecuniary value; and,
(c) loss of inheritance.
Pecuniary Losses for a spouse, in Little Rock, AR include a spouse’s:
(a) loss of consortium and household services
3. Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress or Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
Arkansas generally does not allow you to recover damages when you witness the death or injury of a loved one, unless you have also been physically injured. However, the law is still developing. If you or your family members have witnessed a loved one who is a close relative being injured due to negligence or intentional wrongdoing, and are now suffering mental anguish as a result, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a Little Rock personal injury attorney or Pulaski County personal injury attorney today to discuss your legal rights and remedies.
Little Rock personal injury attorneys and Little Rock wrongful death attorneys represent clients in claims involving a wide range of injuries and accidents and have the experience and skill necessary to get the job done right. Knowledge of a potential damage award is crucial to settling or successfully prosecuting any claim for personal injury or wrongful death, and a Little Rock personal injury lawyer or wrongful death lawyer’s experience with these types of cases can help you assess your options from the get-go.
What legal actions should you take if your loved one has recently passed away?
When a family member or close friend passes on, it can be extremely difficult to think of all the mundane tasks that must be accomplished to get their estate in order, deal with bank accounts, pension funds, social security benefits, and any potential lawsuit you may want to pursue related to their death. If your loved one has been killed in a wrongful death accident, you may feel lost and need guidance on your proper course of action. Click here for a detailed list of steps you should take following the death of a family member.
Resources for those who have suffered the death of a loved one:
After a loved one has died, the last thing on your mind should be a difficult legal battle or lawsuit. However, if the death was due to negligence, recklessness, or malicious conduct, you may feel it is your duty to take legal action. In such cases, Little Rock wrongful death attorneys can help you prepare your lawsuit by arranging crucial witnesses, documentation, and evidence to present a strong case on behalf of your deceased family member. After a death, you may also find yourself in charge of preparing funeral arrangements and feel overwhelmed by small details in the face of such a traumatic experience. The following resources for funeral homes and florists may be helpful as you and your family prepare to bid your loved one farewell.
For your convenience, and to make this difficult time go by as easily as possible, we have also provided maps so that you and your family can locate a quality Little Rock funeral home and florist near your home.
Funeral Homes in the greater Little Rock area:
Little Rock Funeral Home
Huson Funeral Homes Inc
Ruffin & Jarrett Funeral Home
Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Home
Ruebel Funeral Home
Premier Funeral Home
Gillespie Brothers Funeral Home
Gunn Funeral Home
Hardy Funeral Home
Roller-Chenal Funeral Home
Arms of Peace Funeral Home
Larry G Acklin Funeral Home
Robinson Mortuary Inc
Brown's Christian Funeral Services
Arkansas Funeral Directors
Cremation Association Of Arkansas
Dubisson Funeral Home Inc
Roller-Drummond Funeral Home
Johnson Funeral Home
Arkansas Central Mortuary Services
North Little Rock Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Alpha Mortuary Services
Forest Hills Funeral Home
Roller-Owens Funeral Home
Hubble Funeral Home
Superior Funeral Services
Little Rock-Area Florists:
Frances Flower Shop
Crocus Flowers & Gifts
A Little Rock Town Florist
Creative Works By Orethia, Inc.
Cabbage Rose Floral Boutiques
The Empty Vase florist
Passionate Petals Floral
Hodge Podge, Etc. Gift Baskets
Buds N Bows Levy Florist
Cabot Florist Inc
Lana's Flowers & Gifts
Creative Works By Orethia
North Little Rock Florist
Good Earth Garden Center
Sarah's Landmark Florist
North Hills Florist & Gifts
Triple D Florist
Wrongful Death Lawyers Serve Little Rock and Surrounding Cities
Serving clients throughout Central Arkansas, including Adams Field, Agusta, Arkadelphia, Batesville, Beebe, Benton, Cabot, Clarksdale, Clarksville, Conway, Dumas, England, Fordyce, Forest City, Hope, Hot Springs, Iron Springs, Jacksonville, Little Rock, Malvern, Mayflower, Mena, Morrilton, Nashville, Pine Bluff, Russellville, Searcy, Sheridan, Spadra, Waldron, Warren, and other communities in Pulaski County.
A Pulaski County wrongful death lawyer can help you get back on your feet after you have suffered a loss. Contact a Little Rock wrongful death attorney today to discuss your options.