Alaska Wrongful Death Lawyer
Did You Lose a Loved One Due to Negligence?
Losing a loved one can be one of the most difficult experiences in your
life, especially if they passed away in a tragic accident. Not only must
you live the rest of your life without him/her by your side, you and the
rest of the family must also deal with funeral expenses, any medical costs
prior to your loved one’s death, and the probate process to distribute
his/her estate. With the help of a skilled lawyer, you can recover financial
compensation for the negligent person or entity responsible for the wrongful death.
Our Alaska wrongful death attorney at Lowe Law Group can help you during
this most trying time. While we understand that no amount of money can
ever replace a life, it can help take care of all the financial losses
incurred from the incident. Do not hesitate to let us fight for your entitled
compensation while you and your family grieve in peace.
Wrongful Death Laws in Alaska
According to state law, a personal representative of the decedent (the
deceased individual) must bring a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of
his/her dependents (i.e. spouse, minor children, any other family members
who rely on the decedent’s care). If the decedent isn’t survived
by any dependents, then the personal representative sues on behalf of
the deceased individual’s estate and the award is limited to “pecuniary
losses” or economic losses.
Common types of economic and noneconomic losses available in a wrongful
death settlement include, but not limited to, the following:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of household services
- Lost child and spousal support contributions
The personal representative has two years from the date the death occurred
to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Alaska. Along with the civil court
action, criminal charges can be brought against the negligent party by
the state. A conviction in criminal court can be used as evidence in a
wrongful death lawsuit.
Call (907) 268-4727 to Discuss Your Case Today
Our Alaska wrongful death lawyer can evaluate your case, collect and analyze
evidence related to the accident, and develop a strong and personalized
case strategy to recover the financial compensation you and your family
deserve. If are worried about paying for legal services, you don’t
have to pay us anything until we obtain monetary damages on your behalf.
Contact us and schedule a free consultation today for more information.