wrongful death is defined as a death that results from a wrongful act or from negligence; a death that can serve as the basis for a civil action for damages on behalf of the dead person’s family or heirs. These types of deaths most often occur when there is a vehicular accident between two or more cars.
If a family member’s life is terminated in such an accident, it is in the family’s best interest to seek the guidance of Alaska wrongful death lawyers. These individuals are expertly trained in the various statutes regarding wrongful death. Though each state has set up their statutes independently from each other, they tend to follow 4 basic guidelines: (1) the death was caused, in whole or part, by the conduct of the defendant; (2) the defendant was negligent or strictly liable for the victim’s death; (3) there is a surviving spouse, children, beneficiaries or dependents; and (4) monetary damages have resulted from the victim’s death.
In Alaska, items to be considered by the court or jury whilst determining the amount to be paid by the defendant include (1) deprivation of the expectation of pecuniary benefits to the beneficiary or beneficiaries, without regard to age thereof, that would have resulted from the continued life of the deceased and without regard to probable accumulations or what the deceased may have saved during the lifetime of the deceased;(2) loss of contributions for support;(3) loss of assistance or services irrespective of age or relationship of decedent to the beneficiary or beneficiaries;(4) loss of consortium;(5) loss of prospective training and education;(6) medical and funeral expenses.
It is also beneficial to the plaintiffs to find a wrongful death lawyer who is concerned for the welling being of the deceased family.
It is essential that these lawyers do their absolute best to assist the family in winning the case, and therefore making their lives easier to resume after their loss.
Alaska Personal Injury Lawyers Barber & Sims
821 N St
Anchorage, AK, 99501