Tragedy on the Road: Finding a Way Forward for Families

The financial realities of losing a loved one can be truly overwhelming - how to pay for the funeral, how to pay for emergency medical bills, how to make rent or pay the mortgage, how to care for children or maintain a lifestyle without that person’s salary, the list goes on and on. In the aftermath of such a tragic event, insurance companies may try to take advantage of your situation. Your Miller & Mallett attorney will work tirelessly to help you get the compensation you deserve. When you contact the Law Offices of Miller & Mallett, the first thing you’ll notice is our kindness. A fatal car accident sends shockwaves through the lives of the victims' families. We can never fully understand your pain, but we can offer unwavering support, taking care of the legal process so you can focus on your family in this extraordinarily difficult time.

Understanding Who Is at Fault 

Fatal car accidents can occur due to various factors, including:

  • Driver negligence: This can include reckless driving, speeding, distracted driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and other forms of negligent behavior.
  • Poor road conditions: Hazardous road conditions such as potholes, lack of signage, and poorly maintained roads can contribute to accidents.
  • Vehicle defects: Malfunctions in the vehicle's components, such as brakes, tires, or steering systems, can lead to catastrophic accidents.
  • Environmental factors: Adverse weather conditions like rain, snow, ice, fog, or high winds can increase the risk of accidents.

In each of these cases, an individual, a company, or a city/county may be liable for an accident. We can investigate exactly who may be at fault for this tragedy.

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Seeking Justice for Your Loved One 

If your loved one has been tragically killed in a car accident, you may be entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Wrongful death claims seek to hold negligent parties accountable for their actions and provide compensation to the surviving family members for their losses. Contact the Law Offices of Miller & Mallett for a free consultation to learn more about your potential legal options.

Compensation in a wrongful death claim may include:

  • Medical expenses: Costs related to medical treatment and care for the victim before their passing.
  • Funeral and burial expenses: Expenses associated with arranging the funeral and burial services for the deceased.
  • Loss of income: Compensation for the financial support that the deceased would have provided to their family members.
  • Loss of companionship: Compensation for the emotional pain and suffering experienced by the surviving family members due to the loss of their loved one.
  • Punitive damages: Additional damages awarded to punish the negligent party for their egregious behavior and deter others from engaging in similar conduct.
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Why Choose the Law Offices of Miller & Mallett?

Founded in 1986, our firm has a multi-decade track record. Our team of University of Arkansas at Little Rock-trained attorneys work together to help clients obtain the compensation they deserve.

  • Our attorneys specialize in personal injury law. With more than 80 years of combined courtroom experience and a full staff, we have the knowledge, skills, and resources to build a strong case on your behalf and pursue maximum compensation for your losses.
  • We approach each case with compassion, recognizing the emotional turmoil you are going through. You’re going through a hard time. We want every interaction you have with us to help alleviate some of your stress.
  • We are not afraid to take on insurance companies to fight for your rights and interests. We’re, “the firm with a smile,” – the ‘smile’ is for you, the ‘firm’ is for them!

Get a Free Consultation in Little Rock

Losing a loved one in a fatal car accident is an incredibly difficult experience, and the legal process can add additional stress and uncertainty. Our attorneys are here to shoulder the legal burden for you, allowing you to focus on healing.

  1. We will conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the accident. We will spend time and effort gathering and analyzing evidence to build a strong case on your behalf. 
  2. We will handle all communication with insurance companies, working to negotiate a payout that covers your bills and is respectful of the immense loss you’ve experienced.
  3. If the insurance company will not be reasonable, we will go to court to fight for the compensation you deserve.

Our team is here to help you understand your legal rights and options and fight for your loved ones’ legacy. Give us a call or visit us in historic downtown Little Rock to learn more.

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