Justice for the Dead: Supporting Survivors After Wrongful Death In Fort Smith
When dealing with the loss of a loved one, the last thing you should worry about is finances. Yet if that loved one was a major provider, their death may put you in financial jeopardy. Our team ensures that your loved one’s passing does not threaten your ability to make ends meet. By demanding full compensation in wrongful death cases, we give you the money you need to stay on your feet while moving on.
Wrongful Death Cases in Fort Smith, Arkansas
Wrongful death occurs when another person either deliberately or negligently causes your loved one to die. Fort Smith area residents are at risk for wrongful death from:
- Violence – Each year in Sebastian County, 39.1 out of every 100,000 men, and 12.3 out of every 100,000 women, die from either self-harm or interpersonal violence; in Crawford County, the figures are 12.9 for women and 41.3 for men. Even if the assailant did not intend to kill your loved one, they should compensate you for the costs of their death, in addition to serving a criminal sentence.
- Car Crashes – Roughly two dozen people die each year in traffic crashes within Sebastian, Crawford and Franklin counties. While some of these crashes are accidents, if the other driver was intoxicated or acting recklessly, they owe you compensation.
- Medical Malpractice – Fort Smith-area residents face high rates of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other potentially deadly illnesses. While most of the medical professionals at Mercy Hospital, Select Specialty Hospital, Sparks Regional Medical Center and other local facilities treat these conditions effectively, a few do not provide proper care, as evidenced by our region’s high rate of readmissions. If your loved one’s physician fails to treat these health issues correctly, they may owe your family compensation for their patient’s death.
No matter the specific reason that you lost your loved one, we are committed to holding the guilty party responsible. We calculate the full cost of your loved one’s death, including both the price of their end-of-life care and the wages that they would have earned had they survived. We then demand that the guilty party pay these costs, gathering as much evidence as possible that their actions were responsible for your financial burden. Contact us today to learn more about getting the compensation you deserve for your loss.