Jonesboro Wrongful Death Lawyers

What is Wrongful Death?

In the state of Arkansas, you may file a wrongful death claim when a death is caused by the negligent or intentional actions of another. Because the victim is deceased and unable to pursue legal action through a personal injury lawsuit, one of their family members, or a representative of their estate, may be able to file a lawsuit to recover compensation for a number of final expenses or pain and suffering.

What Losses Can be Recovered?

Arkansas law separates wrongful death claims into two categories, which include an estate claim and a family claim. An estate claim is filed by the estate of the deceased individual and can recover losses that the victim suffered as a result of their death. A family claim is filed by surviving loved ones and can recover the losses that a family suffered from the victim's death.

The damages that you may be eligible to recover through a wrongful death lawsuit include:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical expenses incurred from the last injury or illness of the deceased individual
  • Pain and suffering that the deceased individual suffered before death
  • Loss of value of the deceased individual's remaining life, such as lost wages
  • Loss of financial support of the deceased individual
  • Loss of household services
  • Loss of care, comfort, and guidance

Arkansas Statute of Limitations

Arkansas does have a statute of limitations with respect to wrongful death lawsuits, and they must be filed within one year of the date of the decedent's death. Because of this, if a family member has died due to the negligence of another party, now is the time to act. Our lawyers at Ford & Cook, PLC understand and sympathize with the difficult time that you are going through while grieving the loss of a loved one. We provide compassionate and caring service while fighting tirelessly to help you obtain the compensation that may be owed to you.

For more information, contact our office today at (870) 853-3621!