Jonesboro Wrongful Death
Lawyers Dedicated to Assisting Surviving Loved Ones
Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult and painful things that a person can experience. When the loved one dies in an accident caused by the wrongful action or inaction of another, dealing with the loss can be even more excruciating knowing it could have been prevented in the first place. After a wrongful death, it is much more likely that substantial medical bills and other expenses will be tied to the loss, causing further grief for the surviving family members. If you have lost a loved one due to somebody else being careless or reckless, the Jonesboro wrongful death attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz can help you bring a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. We know how hard this situation can be on surviving family members, and we want to do all we can to help families obtain compensation for what they have lost.
Obtaining Compensation for Wrongful Death in Arkansas
There are many scenarios that can give rise to a wrongful death claim. Car accidents, truck or tractor-trailer crashes, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, and injuries involving product malfunctions are frequent reasons for wrongful death lawsuits. Depending on the facts of the case, recovery may be sought against the at-fault party, their insurance carrier, and possibly their employer or another third party. One reason to contact a Jonesboro lawyer as soon as possible is to identify all potentially liable parties and analyze possible claims that may be asserted against each.
Under Arkansas law, a wrongful death claim must be brought by the proper party. Claims are typically asserted by the executor or administrator of the deceased’s estate. Arkansas’ wrongful death statute, Ark. Code Ann. § 16-62-102, explains who can be the beneficiary of a wrongful death action. Beneficiaries can include the surviving spouse, children, parents, and siblings of the deceased, persons standing in loco parentis to the deceased, and persons to whom the deceased stood in loco parentis at any time during the life of the deceased.
Once the claim is properly brought, Arkansas law allows the deceased’s survivors to seek damages both on behalf of the deceased and on their own behalf. The potential recoverable damages include medical bills, funeral expenses, pain and suffering experienced before death, the deceased’s loss of life, and loss of financial support, services, and companionship. Distribution of wrongful death proceeds will need to be made in accordance with Arkansas law. A wrongful death lawyer in Jonesboro can make sure this is handled correctly.
Due to the complex nature of wrongful death claims, the assistance of an experienced wrongful death attorney will be essential to ensuring that the claim is properly brought and that no damages are left unclaimed. A lawyer will also be a crucial ally to you when it comes to defending against any defenses or allegations of comparative fault by defendants or their attorneys. This is a tactic used by defendants to reduce the estate’s overall recovery.
Consult a Jonesboro Wrongful Death Lawyer Today for a Free Consultation
If you have lost a loved one due to the wrongful action or inaction of another, the wrongful death lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz are ready to discuss your case. We know that there will be funeral expenses, burial costs, and other bills looming for the survivors of a wrongful death victim. Survivors also must deal with the shock and grief of losing a loved one. This can be especially burdensome if the deceased was the primary wage-earner in the family. Our firm has been assisting the survivors of wrongful death victims for over 30 years, and we are dedicated to ensuring that our clients do not lose more than they already have. Schedule a free consultation with an injury attorney in Jonesboro by calling toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by filling out our online form. Let us show you why NST is the way to go for people seeking a wrongful death attorney in the Jonesboro area. We represent people injured throughout Arkansas and the South.