Fayetteville, Arkansas Wrongful Death Lawyer
There is nothing more devastating than losing a loved one, especially when their death could have been prevented. If your loved one has lost his or her life as a result of someone else’s negligence, a wrongful death lawyer from our legal team can help you get the justice you deserve. Contact the Knapp Law Firm today so you can tell us your story and so we can start fighting for your rightful compensation.
Wrongful Death Lawyer | Here for You and Your Family
When someone loses their life due to no fault of their own, those responsible must be held accountable. Our firm has extensive experience handling wrongful death claims here in Arkansas, and we are prepared to put that experience to work for you and your family.
Qualifying for a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Arkansas
To qualify for a wrongful death claim in Arkansas, you will have to prove that the victim lost their life as a direct result of someone else’s negligence, and that had the victim lived, he or she would have had a valid personal injury claim. This isn’t always a straightforward, process, especially since the victim is not present to state their case, however, a competent legal team can help you gather and present the evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof in your wrongful death claim.
Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim?
You should note that in the state of Arkansas, not everyone affected by the loss of a loved one is technically able to bring a wrongful death claim. Only a decedent’s surviving spouse, children, parents, or siblings may do so. However, if the decedent has no surviving spouse, children, or parents, a person standin “in loco parentis” of the decedent may bring a claim. “In loco parentis” means someone who acted as a parent, such as a legal guardian. Likewise, any person whom the decedent stood in loco parentis for may also bring a wrongful death claim.
Recoverable Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim
As long as we can satisfy the burden of proof in your wrongful death claim, you should receive compensation to help you cope with the following:
- The cost of medical care your loved one received prior to their death
- The cost of funeral and burial expenses
- The cost of household services and chores that your loved one performed that you now have to pay for, such as landscaping services
- Pain and suffering
- The loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship or guidance
Contact a Wrongful Death Lawyer Today
The knowledgeable and compassionate legal team here at the Knapp Law Firm is dedicated to helping our clients and their families move on after tragedy strikes. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation with our experienced personal injury law firm.