If your loved one is killed as a result of someone else’s negligence, the last thing you might be thinking about is compensation. Despite the overwhelming emotional tragedy however, there are financial aspects that will need to be dealt with too. Our Little Rock wrongful death attorneys at Alan LeVar can help you handle this most difficult situation.
When pursuing a wrongful death suit, it’s important to understand that Arkansas law separates wrongful death claims into two types of damages: the estate claim and the family claim.
An estate claim seeks compensation for losses the deceased person suffered as a result of the untimely death, such as:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical bills for the deceased person’s last illness or injury treatment
- Pain and suffering the deceased endured before death
- The lost value of the deceased person’s remaining life, such as wages that were likely to be earned
Alternatively, the family claim is filed by surviving family members seeking compensation for losses suffered as a result of losing their loved one under wrongful death circumstances. Common damages may include:
- Loss of the financial support of the deceased person
- Loss of household services
- Loss of companionship
While each case is completely different and compensation may vary greatly, our Little Rock wrongful death lawyers are highly experienced and practiced under Arkansas law, and we understand the dynamics involved in wrongful death claims. We offer not only legal expertise, but also compassion and understanding during this tragic time in your life.
If you would like to speak to a Little Rock wrongful death lawyer about the untimely loss of your loved one, contact the Law Offices of Alan LeVar at 501-708-4833 to schedule a free consultation.