Category: Wrongful Death

The Role of Negligence in Wrongful Death Cases: Arkansas Legal Insights

Losing a loved one is a devastating experience, especially when that loss results from someone else’s negligence. But does your case qualify as wrongful death? Arkansas Code § 16-62-102 defines a wrongful death as a death caused by a wrongful act, neglect, or default of another party. Therefore, in Arkansas, as in many other jurisdictions, pursuing justice […]

Common Wrongful Death Causes

The CDC reports that 224,935 deaths were caused by unintentional injuries in 2021. This includes falls, car accidents, and poisonings, among others. Although many of these were tragic accidents, some may be considered wrongful deaths. In Arkansas, a wrongful death is defined as any death “caused by a wrongful act, neglect, or default” of another party. Wrongful deaths can […]

Is Wrongful Death a Personal Injury?

Thousands of Arkansans are injured each year as a direct result of someone else’s actions, whether negligent or intentional. When this happens, the law offers victims and their families compensation for losses caused by the incident.  What happens if the injuries are fatal? Is wrongful death a personal injury? When someone’s actions result in death, […]

Who Is Entitled to Wrongful Death Benefits?

Wrongful death benefits can be given to someone who suffered financially due to the deceased person’s death. This usually means the decedent’s surviving family members, although it could include others. The victim of an accident or injury would usually file a personal injury lawsuit on his or her own behalf and collect any damages awarded. […]

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