4 Things You Need to Know About Wrongful Death Claims in Arkansas


Each state has its own statutory provisions regarding wrongful death claims.  Those statutes define wrongful death, and determine who can file the lawsuit, the deadlines that apply and the types of damages that may be recovered.  These are, basically, the 4 things your wrongful death lawyer will tell you about these types of claims. What is Wrongful Death? A wrongful death claim arises when one person dies because of the negligent or intentional conduct of someone else.  A wrongful death claim is basically a special type of personal injury claim.  The difference is, with personal injury claims, the person who was injured usually brings his or her own lawsuit.  In wrongful death cases, on the other hand, the injured person is deceased, so someone else must bring the claim to court Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim? In Arkansas, the personal representative of the deceased person s estate is the only person who can bring the wrongful death lawsuit.  If there is no personal repre
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