When you lose a loved one in an accident, you and your family can take legal action to get justice. A Pine Bluff wrongful death lawyer from McMath Woods P.A. can help you fight for your loved one and get the recovery your family deserves. This can provide peace of mind to you and your family so the financial stress is taken off your shoulders and you’re able to grieve for your loved one.
Our law firm has helped grieving families go through the legal process and seek full and fair compensation for their losses. We understand that this process can be emotionally difficult and while a successful claim will not undo what happened, it can give you and your family financial security and to let you speak up for your loved one.
How Does a Wrongful Death Accident Happen?
Negligence from another person or party can result in a fatal accident. When your wrongful death lawyer is investigating your case, we’ll get every detail about the accident to determine how it happened and who was responsible.
Accidents that can cause fatalities include:
- Car Accidents. Drunk drivers, people who text and drive, and reckless drivers can cause fatal car accidents.
- Truck Accidents. Truck accidents often cause more serious and fatal injuries because of the truck’s size and weight.
- Work Injuries. Dangerous work environments can result in work injuries and fatalities from exposure to toxins, malfunctioning equipment or mishandling of equipment, falling objects, and falls.
- Medical Malpractice. When doctors, nurses, or other medical professionals make mistakes, these instances of medical malpractice could cost someone their life.
- Nursing Home Abuse. Senior citizens could be abused or neglected in their nursing home. If the abuse or lack of care is severe, this could lead to a wrongful death.
- Defective Products. Faulty products could cause accidents or other serious injuries that result in fatalities.
No matter how your loved one’s accident occurred, your Pine Bluff wrongful death lawyer will find out what happened. We understand that going over the accident can feel like you’re re-experiencing the loss. Our attorneys will treat your case with the respect your loved one deserves and will explain the process to you. If you have any questions, we’ll have answers.
What Should You Know About Wrongful Death Claims?
When your family is seeking a wrongful death action, there are options for how you can do so. Ark. Code Ann. §§ 16- 62-101 – 102 states that the deceased’s personal representative can being the wrongful death action forward. If there isn’t a personal representative, the deceased’s heirs can do so. The heirs can be the deceased’s surviving spouse, children, parents, or siblings.
You may be wondering if coming forward with a claim is worth the time and effort. When you’re grieving for your loved one, making arrangements, and dealing with your loved one’s affairs, adding a legal matter could seem like too much. However, a wrongful death claim can provide financial security for you and your family.
Funeral and burial arrangements can quickly become expensive. You want to provide your loved one with a ceremony that honors them and when these costs add up, you may start to worry about the other expenses that you’re dealing with.
You may have considerable bills that are now your responsibility. If your loved one was in the hospital for their injuries, receiving treatment, or other types of care, then they may have significant medical bills. These sudden expenses can be intimidating and you may not know how you’re going to pay them back.
There’s also the matter of your loved one’s income. If you depended on their income, then their loss could also put how you live your life in jeopardy. If you provide a home for children or take care of others, you could be in a financially difficult position. That’s where our lawyers can help.
When we’re fighting for you, we’ll assess the total losses that you’ve suffered. We’ll look at the funeral and burial costs for your loved one. Our lawyers will add up the expenses from the health care your loved one received as well as the days of work they had missed before they passed. We’ll also total what they would have likely made had they continued to work. When we have this amount, along with any other financial losses, we’ll fight for your wrongful death award to cover these costs.
With this compensation, you can take away the financial burden. Your Pine Bluff wrongful death lawyer will also take the emotional costs into account. Your loved one’s pain and suffering, mental anguish, as well as your loss of consortium and guidance will be considered when determining what you and your family should recover.
Our lawyers understand how it may feel strange to file a claim for losing your loved one. It may help to think that your loved one would have sought justice through a personal injury claim had they survived. In this claim, their lawyer would have fought for them to recover medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage and well as recover costs for pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.
You’re also taking a civil claims route to getting justice and you don’t deserve to have to bear the burden of the costs of losing your loved one when it was someone else’s fault.
McMath Woods P.A. Will Stand by Your Side
The attorneys at our law firm are ready to help you in any way we can. The first step starts with you. Reach out to us today so we can set up a free case evaluation. It’s important to act quickly so we can fight for you as soon as possible. There are limitations on these types of cases and if you wait too long, you may miss the window in which you can come forward. Our lawyers can explain the timetable you have to file a wrongful death claim.
We will give your loved one a voice and help your family get the recovery you need. Getting justice for your loved one may provide some comfort and allow you to grieve knowing that the right party was held accountable for their actions.