Finding an attorney to handle your wrongful death claim is difficult. There are a number of factors that go into making these cases particularly complicated. Little Rock personal injury attorney Alan LeVar can help you navigate your wrongful death case.
In the state of Arkansas, wrongful death cases are all nominally filed by the “executor” of the deceased’s estate. The executor is simply the person appointed to handle the estate’s affairs and is usually a family member.
The executor hires an attorney and files the claim. He or she will also determine how any compensation will be divided among the family members. Those eligible to receive benefits include:
- A surviving spouse
In the event of a settlement, the court must agree with the executor’s division plan. While family members cannot veto that plan, they can ask the court to settle on a different division.
Our Little Rock personal injury attorney will explain all the relevant details of wrongful death law and help you decide on the best course of action.
If you’re a resident of the Little Rock, Arkansas area and need an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you with a wrongful death claim, please contact The Law Offices of Alan LeVar today for a free consultation.