Texarkana Wrongful Death Lawyer
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Losing a loved one is never an easy experience, but it can become more troubling when it results from preventable acts of negligence. Fortunately, our civil justice system recognizes the profound consequences families can face following preventable losses, and enables them to pursue justice and financial compensation through wrongful death claims.
At The Potter Law Firm, our Texarkana wrongful death attorneys are passionate about guiding families through the legal avenues required to hold at-fault parties accountable and to secure the financial compensation they need to cover their economic and emotional damages. Although there are legal pathways in place for justice, they are not easy to navigate, and compensation is never automatically guaranteed. This is especially true when insurance companies place profits over people and deny, dispute, or attempt to minimize payouts. By working with proven attorneys, you can gain the support and representation to effectively navigate the legal journey ahead.
Why Choose The Potter Law Firm?
- Decades of Combined Experience & Award-Winning Lawyers
- Thousands of Families Helped Across the Region
- Family-Operated Firm Focused on Personal Service
- Contingency Fees – No Fee Unless We Win
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Wrongful Death Claims in Arkansas
Under Arkansas’ wrongful death statute, certain eligible family members can pursue legal action when the unexpected death of a loved one results from another’s negligence or misconduct. The following are some key points about the state’s wrongful death laws:
- Who can file? – In Arkansas, a personal representative of the deceased’s estate can file a wrongful death action. Additionally, the deceased’s legal heirs can also bring claims, including surviving spouses, parents, children, or siblings. Under certain circumstances, individuals who have a parental relationship with the deceased, such as stepchildren, may also file wrongful death claims.
- What needs to be proved – As in other claims of negligence, families will need to prove several legal elements in order to have a valid wrongful death claim. These elements include (1) proving that a legal duty existed between the at-fault party and the deceased (such as a property owner’s duty to ensure safe conditions for visitors and guests), (2) that the at-fault party breached their duty as a result of negligence or wrongful conduct, (3) that the act of negligence or misconduct more likely than not led to the victim’s death, and (4) that surviving family members experienced damages as a result of losing their loved one. Our firm knows how to conduct meticulous investigations that allow us to present clear and convincing evidence proving these legal elements.
- Damages – Successful wrongful death claims enable families to recover financial compensation for losses and damages incurred as a result of their loved one’s passing. These damages can include economic losses such as lost financial support, medical expenses, and funeral expenses. They can also include non-economic damages such as a victim’s pain and suffering, and the emotional injuries suffered by family members, including their loss of companionship and support.
- Time limits – Arkansas imposes a statute of limitations in wrongful death claims, which means families only have a limited amount of time in which they can bring legal action. In Arkansas, this statute of limitations is three years.
Wrongful death actions can be exceedingly complex, and they demand the attention of experienced lawyers. Additionally, it is important to understand that insurance companies are businesses that exist to make money, and that you should never trust that insurers will fully and fairly compensate you for your losses. By working with our legal team, you can level the playing field with these insurance providers and put yourself in position to recover the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Our Experienced Legal Team is Standing By to Help
Difficult circumstances call for proven attorneys, which is why you should be intent on working with a legal team that not only has the experience and resources to help you create an effective case, but also the caring and compassionate approach you need as you navigate the turbulence ahead. Our firm is a family-operated practice, and we have spent years representing numerous families across Texarkana and the surrounding areas of Arkansas after preventable tragedies. We know our clients need all the support they can get, and we are aggressive in our efforts to help them fight for favorable outcomes.
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