Alaska Wrongful Death Lawyer
Anchorage Wrongful Death Lawyers
When a loved one dies suddenly, family members are left overwhelmed and devastated. If a loved one’s death is due to another party’s negligence, this devastation can result in additional turmoil. When negligence has caused a wrongful death, the parties responsible should be held legally accountable for the harm that results. Anchorage wrongful death lawyer Sean Brown of the Alaska Accident and Injury Law Center of the Brown Law Firm, LLC helps relatives who have lost loved ones pursue proper action against those liable. A car or aviation accident, as well as a workplace incident, can result in a fatality. In the aftermath, families are left with medical bills, loss of support, and other expenses they need assistance with. Mr. Brown fights to make sure those who caused an accident are also the ones who bear the costs. If you’ve lost a loved one in a fatal accident and have questions about your legal options, call our office at 907.222.9900 to speak with an attorney today.
Wrongful Death Cases in Alaska
In Alaska, the personal representative of a victim’s estate is the individual who can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the descendant. Common causes of a wrongful death include:
- Car, truck, or motorcycle accidents
- Airplane crashes
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Defective products
A “wrongful death” is defined under Alaska law as a death that results from a “wrongful act or omission of another.” This can be the result of a negligent or intentional act. A knowledgeable wrongful death attorney in Anchorage can help you determine if your loved one’s death was the result of wrongdoing. Most often, a negligent act is the basis for these lawsuits. Negligence is proven when a party has a duty of reasonable care to another; breaches that duty, causing the victim’s death, and resulting in damages. For instance, in the case of a fatal car accident, it is usually another motorist who has breached his or her duty to act as a reasonable and prudent driver. Unreasonable actions indicating negligence may include excessive speeding, running a red light, or other careless maneuvers behind the wheel.
Once negligence is shown, damages will be awarded. Wrongful Death Damages Both economic and noneconomic compensation are available in wrongful death claims. These can include any outstanding medical expenses related to the victim’s death; funeral and burial costs; lost wages; pain and suffering; loss of consortium; as well as loss of spousal or child support. Damages from these lawsuits will be distributed by the estate pursuant to state law. Usually surviving spouses, children and other immediate family members have the right to receive wrongful death compensation. If you believe you are owed compensation from a claim, contact an Anchorage wrongful death lawyer today to find out about your rights. In Alaska, the personal representative has two years from the decedent’s death within which to file a wrongful death claim.
Wrongful Death Attorney Representing Alaska Residents
No amount of compensation can replace the loss of a loved one. But the sudden death of a family member can result in unexpected and sometimes exponential bills. Filing a claim against those responsible can be the only way to cope with these expenses. Wrongful death lawyer Sean Brown helps Anchorage residents receive the financial support they need following a loved one’s death. Mr. Brown and his team at The Brown Law Firm, LLC offer compassionate and comprehensive legal representation at all stages of your claim. We are committed to making sure our clients understand their rights and are kept informed of each step of their proceedings. Our firm not only helps those in Anchorage but throughout Western Alaska, including Aniak, Bethel, Hooper Bay, and Saint Mary’s. The Alaska Accident and Injury Law Center is dedicated to providing legal services to Alaskan residents regardless of where they live. If you need legal guidance following the death of a loved one you believe was caused by negligence, please call our office at 907.222.9900 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.
The Brown Law Firm's office is located in Anchorage, Alaska. However, our firm serves clients throughout Alaska. If you would like to discuss a potential case, please do not hesitate to contact us, regardless of your location.
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