Little Rock Wrongful Death Lawyers
Personal Injury Attorneys Serving the Survivors of Little Rock Victims
If you have lost a loved one due to the careless or negligent action (or inaction) of another in Little Rock or the surrounding area, you may have a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Arkansas law provides for wrongful death claims as a way to shift the burden of the often enormous bills and expenses related to the death from the deceased’s survivors onto the party responsible for the death. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, our Little Rock wrongful death lawyers have been advocating for the rights of surviving family members for over 30 years. Contact us today and let our firm assist you in obtaining the compensation that you are entitled to under the law.
Bringing a Wrongful Death Claim Under Arkansas Law
Wrongful death claims can arise from many different types of personal injury situations. For example, a severe car accident could result in fatal injuries to one or more of the drivers or passengers involved. Another example would be a workplace accident in which an employee suffers injuries severe enough to cause death at a third-party location. Other scenarios include death resulting from medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, product defects, or inadequate security. One of our wrongful death lawyers can assist Little Rock residents in any of these situations.
In most cases, the surviving family members of a wrongful death victim will need to prove that their loved one’s death was caused by the failure of some other party to conform their actions to a standard of reasonable care under the circumstances. If the surviving family members are successful, they could be entitled to multiple types of damages, including, but not limited to, medical expenses incurred by the deceased before death, pain and suffering of the deceased before death, wages that the deceased would have earned if they had not passed away, funeral expenses, burial costs, and loss of consortium. Depending on the facts of the case, damages may be recoverable from not only the at-fault party and their insurance carrier, but also the employer of the at-fault party and the employer’s insurance carrier.
Unfortunately, obtaining recovery in wrongful death cases usually involves more than just providing proof of the other party’s negligence and the resulting damages. Often, the defendant and their insurance carrier will try to place some of the fault for the accident on the deceased victim in order to reduce the amount of compensation that the surviving family members are entitled to recover. They will also likely submit evidence to dispute the value of the damages being claimed. In the face of such strong opposition, it is best to have an experienced Little Rock attorney who handles wrongful death cases by your side to advocate for your rights and argue against any attempt to reduce your recovery.
Seek Guidance from a Knowledgeable Attorney in the Little Rock Area
If you have a wrongful death case that you would like to discuss with an experienced Little Rock wrongful death attorney, call Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz for a free consultation. Our firm has 30 attorneys and more than 120 support staff members, so you can rest assured that we have the knowledge, experience, and resources that you will need to pursue your claims against those responsible for your loved one’s death. We serve injured victims and surviving family members throughout Arkansas, including in cities like Little Rock and Jonesboro. For a free consultation, contact us at 800-LAW-4004 or visit our website and complete our online form. Let us show you why NST is the way to go if you need a personal injury attorney.