Arkansas Wrongful Death Attorneys

Arkansas Wrongful Death Attorneys

When the death of a loved one is someone else’s fault, you and your family may be entitled to compensation.  At Johnson & Vines Law Firm, our Arkansas wrongful death attorneys help families across Arkansas and the country seek prompt and full compensation for the wrongful death of loved ones.

 Arkansas Wrongful Death Attorneys

Surviving family members may file a wrongful death claim against responsible parties when a loved one dies as the result of negligence of another. Close relatives may be entitled to recover monetary damages for the loss of financial support as well as for burial, funeral and medical expenses, lost income and, in many cases, loss of affection and love and the mental anguish that always accompanies the death of a loved one.

Although we remain sensitive to our clients’ emotional needs during this trying and difficult time, our priority is to assist them in providing for their financial futures. Johnson & Vines, PLLC will work with affected families to reduce their financial stress when their loved ones have died due to the negligence of others.

What is a Wrongful Death Claim?

A wrongful death refers to a fatality that occurs due to the misconduct or negligence of another individual, corporation or entity. It is classified as a type of personal injury and can arise from a variety of circumstances including job-related accidents, defective products, car crashes or accidents at construction sites. Regardless of the cause of a wrongful death, the impact on surviving family members is usually devastating.

Generally initiated by or on behalf of the children, spouse or family of the family member who has died, a wrongful death case requires establishing negligence, and Arkansas wrongful death lawyers can help clients to prove the four critical components of negligence:

  • The defendant had a duty to the decedent
  • The defendant breached that duty
  • The fatality was caused by the breach of the duty
  • The survivors have suffered damages resulting from the loss

Arkansas Wrongful Death Attorneys can help surviving family members to not only establish negligence but also to establish the future life expectancy of the decedent in order to determine the loss of future earnings. Effective presentation of the emotional or non-economic loss is also critical to receiving a fair damage award.

If you have lost a loved one due to another party’s carelessness or misconduct, contact Johnson & Vines, PLLC today. Although your grief may be overwhelming and you may not be thinking in terms of economic loss, our wrongful death attorneys can assist you in fighting for the rights of your loved one and help you to prepare for a life beyond your present grief. We can also work to protect your legal rights against insurance companies and large corporations whose first consideration is typically to decrease their liability in wrongful death claims.