Suffering the untimely death of a beloved family member is among the worst tragedies one can experience in life. When the loss of a loved one was the result of another person's negligence or other wrongful actions, the grief and sorrow is often intensified. Surviving family members in Alaska may justifiably desire to seek restitution on behalf the deceased by filing a wrongful death claim in a civil court.
Though monetary compensation is no replacement for the loss of human life, grieving families often sustain substantial financial debt following the death of a loved one. Funeral expenses, medical bills from care rendered before death and other costs associated with an incident can leave families feeling overwhelmed. The law permits those facing such issues to seek compensation for damages in court.