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If someone you care about suffered a wrongful death caused by another’s actions, we can help you seek justice with a legal claim.

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Your Fayetteville, AR, Wrongful Death Lawyers

At Niblock Law Firm, we know that the sudden and unexpected loss of someone close to you can be an incredibly difficult time for families. The purpose of a wrongful death claim is to help families cope with the financial and emotional burdens associated with the loss of a loved one.

Wrongful death claims arise when someone’s negligent, reckless, or intentional actions cause the death of another person. These incidents can occur in a variety of settings, such as car accidents, defective products, workplace accidents, and more.

Our dedicated team of attorneys will guide you through every step of the wrongful death claim process. We understand the pain and trauma associated with the loss of a family member and are committed to providing compassionate, yet effective representation. We will work tirelessly to investigate the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s death, gather evidence, and build a strong case on your behalf.

Our goal is to help you obtain the compensation you deserve for the losses you have suffered, and we are prepared to fight for your rights.

All It Takes Is a Call or a Click!

We make it easy for you to get the help you deserve. Whether you prefer to speak with us on the phone or fill out our online form, we’re here to listen to you and help you navigate the legal process.

Protecting Your Right to Compensation

Our priority is to protect your rights and ensure that you receive fair compensation for your loss. We are dedicated to fighting for the interests of our injured Arkansas neighbors.

No Upfront Fees, No Risk

We understand that the costs of legal representation can be a barrier for some people, which is why you don’t pay us anything upfront, and we only get paid if you win. There’s no financial risk to you when you work with us, so you can focus on what matters most — your recovery.

We Understand How Difficult This Has Been

Losing a loved one is one of the most devastating experiences anyone can go through. It’s even more painful when the loss is the result of someone else’s lack of care. Niblock Law Firm believes that justice should be served for those who have suffered a wrongful death.

The grieving process is already hard enough without having to worry about medical bills, funeral expenses, and lost income. If you or someone you know has lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, we are here to help. Grieving is a personal journey, and we are here to support our clients in any way we can. We provide compassionate legal representation and emotional support throughout the entire process. Our team is committed to easing the burden for our clients, so they can focus on healing and moving forward.

See What Our Clients Have to Say!

I was in a wreck in May of last year, and Niblock Law Firm helped me tremendously. I would highly recommend them to anyone. They were nice, quick, and helped get things done.

- Brittany W.

I’ve used Niblock Law firm on two separate occasions for unexpected incidents. Both George and Ray were extremely helpful during both processes. I couldn’t have asked for better care and service.

- Travis H.

Wonderful, friendly staff and I so appreciated the time and effort they put in for me. They went above and beyond and helped me get a far better outcome than I had hoped for. Highly recommend!

- Lauren C.

Great family firm that quickly responds to any questions I may have! Would definitely recommend.

- Joshua D.

Very knowledgeable, pleasant, and most helpful. This legal family has served Fayetteville for generations.

- Dee J.

These are some of the brightest brains and biggest hearts in all of Arkansas! I would not recommend a personal injury claim anywhere else!

- Colton M.

Need a law firm you can count on? Well, you found it right here. Amazing group of people, and they care about each person who walks in that door.

- Angela B.

This law firm has an amazing staff. Very professional, and they stay in contact with you. They always responded to phone calls, texts, and whatever I needed. Any questions were always answered, and they will go above and beyond to help you with your case. Highly recommended!

- Crystal M.

Do You Have a Wrongful Death Case?

If someone is killed because of another person’s negligence or otherwise wrongful conduct, the deceased person’s heirs and other beneficiaries may file a wrongful death claim against those responsible. 

If you feel you may have a wrongful death claim, contact a wrongful death claim attorney at our firm today to find out for sure.

In Arkansas, wrongful death is when someone dies because of the legal fault of another person, company, or corporation. This can include situations where someone was killed because of negligence (like a car accident) or an intentional act (such as a crime).

There is a statute of limitations in Arkansas of three years for filing a wrongful death claim. This means that the lawsuit must be filed within three years from the date of the deceased person’s death.

 If the claim is not filed within this time frame, it will likely be barred by the court and the deceased’s family will lose their right to pursue legal action. If you’re considering a wrongful death claim, act promptly and seek legal advice as soon as possible.

State law requires that a wrongful death claim be filed by the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate or, if there is no personal representative, by the deceased person’s eligible heirs.

Eligible heirs include the surviving spouse, children, parents, and siblings of the deceased, as well as someone who acted as a legal guardian for the deceased.

This legal jargon can quickly become confusing if you are not aware of who is eligible to file, but our lawyers are always available to sit down with you at no cost to clear things up and discuss what your options are.

Do Not Delay Filing a Wrongful Death Claim

There are limitations on the amount of time allowed to file a wrongful death claim, so don’t wait to get started! If you don’t file within the specified limitation period, you may permanently surrender your right to recover damages.

What Compensation Can Be Recovered?

There are a variety of damages that may be incurred as a result of the death of a loved one, including both economic and non-economic losses.

One of the primary forms of compensation available in a wrongful death claim is loss of income. This may include compensation for the deceased person’s lost wages and benefits, as well as any future earnings that they would have earned had they not died. This compensation can help provide financial stability for the family of the deceased, especially if they were the primary breadwinner in the household.

Wrongful death claims can also provide compensation for medical expenses incurred prior to the death of the deceased, as well as funeral and burial expenses. These expenses can quickly add up and can be a significant financial burden on the family of the deceased. Compensation for these expenses can help alleviate some of the financial stress that the family may be experiencing during this difficult time.

In addition to economic damages, wrongful death claims can also provide compensation for non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering caused by the loss of moral support that would have been provided by the deceased. This can include emotional support, guidance, and companionship that the deceased would have provided to their loved ones.

No amount of money will bring your loved one back, but a wrongful death claim can help provide some measure of justice and closure in the aftermath of your loss.

What Niblock Law Firm Can Do for You

If you are pursuing a wrongful death case, you deserve a legal representative who is experienced in handling such cases. A lawyer who specializes in wrongful death cases will have the knowledge and expertise necessary to navigate the legal system and handle the complexities of your case.

Our firm has the skills and resources to conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death, gather evidence, and interview witnesses to build a strong case. We are also able to take some weight off of your shoulders by negotiating with insurance companies, medical providers, and other parties involved in the case to ensure that you receive fair compensation.

Above all, during such an emotionally turbulent time, we want to offer support and guidance throughout the legal process, helping you to navigate the challenges and uncertainties of your case. We are committed to being there for our clients every step of the way, offering compassionate counsel and dedicated representation to help them achieve the justice and closure that they deserve.

What Now?

Begin on the road to justice today by sharing the details of your case with us online, over the phone, or in person. From there, we will review the facts and legal circumstances of your unique legal situation and advise you on what course of action would benefit you most.

After reviewing your information, we will inform you if you have a valid wrongful death case. If so, we will get to work right away, compiling evidence relevant to your case to build a strong claim for your maximum possible settlement.

Any medical reports and bills, photographic evidence, eyewitness accounts, police reports, or other documentation relating to your case will be used to prove your legal right to be compensated.

When you’ve lost someone you care about, the last thing you want to do is argue about whether you deserve justice for their loss. This is why we at Niblock Law Firm handle all of the negotiations for you.

You’ll never have to worry about whether your claim is being underpaid or whether you are being deceived about your rights. We’ll be there to protect your interests and keep you informed about the progress of your claim.

If you choose to accept the final settlement offer, we will stick by your side until the money is in your hands, making sure there are no egregious delays or deviations from what was agreed to.

Wrongful Death FAQs

While criminal charges can be brought against someone who causes a wrongful death, it is typically the state or federal government that will bring those charges, not the family of the victim.

However, the family of the victim may be able to pursue a civil wrongful death claim against the at-fault party, which can provide compensation for damages related to the death.

To prove negligence, four elements must typically be established: duty, breach of duty, causation, and damages.

The at-fault party must have owed a duty of care to the victim, must have breached that duty, and the breach must have caused the victim’s death. Finally, the victim’s family must have suffered damages as a result of the death.

These four elements can be difficult to prove, but having a legal advocate by your side will make a world of difference in the outcome of your claim.

A wrongful death case can be complex, and it may be difficult for a family to work through the legal system on their own while also dealing with the emotional aftermath of losing a loved one.

Our attorneys can help investigate the case, negotiate with insurance companies and other parties, and advocate for the family’s rights in court if necessary. Most of all, we will take the stress off of your shoulders while you focus your energy on dealing with this tragic incident.

At Niblock Law Firm, we work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we do not charge any upfront fees. Instead, we only get paid if we successfully recover compensation for the family. We even offer cost-free consultations!

Our fees are typically a percentage of the total recovery, and we discuss all fees with our clients upfront.

The modified comparative negligence rule that Arkansas follows states that if a person is found to be partially at fault for the accident that caused their death, their family’s settlement will be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to them. 

If the deceased’s fault is determined to be 50% or greater, their family will not be able to recover any compensation.

Our office is located in Fayetteville, AR, but we serve clients in several communities including Rogers, Springdale, Bentonville, Fort Smith, and the Four County Area. 

We are dedicated to responding to the needs of injured citizens, no matter where they are located in Arkansas.

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