Category: Wrongful Death

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. […]

Is a Wrongful Death Settlement Taxable?

According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), a wrongful death settlement is not generally classified as taxable income. IRS Rule 1.104-1 shows that compensatory damages are not considered part of gross income, as they are received for physical injuries or physical sickness. This includes damages paid for pain and suffering that resulted from the physical injury or […]

How to Fight a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

When a person dies because of someone else’s negligence, the deceased’s family members may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. How do you fight and win a wrongful death case? This article will discuss who can file a wrongful death lawsuit, what evidence is needed to build a solid legal case, the types […]

Who Pays in a Wrongful Death Suit?

The sudden death of a loved one can take a devastating toll on surviving family members. When you have a case of wrongful death, you may be legally entitled to file a lawsuit against the negligent party. Who is liable for damages in a wrongful death claim or lawsuit? The at-fault party’s insurance company typically […]

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