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Taking action against drunk drivers in Alaska

Learning that a loved one has been killed in a motor vehicle accident is obviously devastating. Family members are often left feeling helpless and confused about where to go for help when seeking justice against those who have caused their loved ones' deaths. Many accidents in Alaska are caused by drunk drivers; others are the result of drivers who are distracted or otherwise negligent. The surviving family members of deceased victims may have grounds to seek full financial accountability against wrongdoers in civil court.

Although it is difficult to think beyond one's grief in the aftermath of a fatal accident that has taken the life of a spouse, child or parent, it often becomes necessary when medical bills and other costs begin mounting. Funeral expenses and other related issues can bring sudden, unexpected financial strain to an already suffering family. Successfully litigated claims often provide compensation that can be used to help offset such financial losses.

Whether your loved one was traveling on foot when struck by a drunk driver or was riding as a passenger in a vehicle driven by someone who imbibed alcohol before getting the behind the wheel, you may be able to seek restitution.  In such situations, there may also be criminal charges pending against a particular driver. Evidence in such cases often helps substantiate civil claims.

The Law Offices of Michael J. Schneider A Professional Corporation is prepared to assist grieving families in Alaska who wish to investigate the details of their loved ones' deaths. In so doing, we are often able to help identify all potential sources of liability in order to seek maximum compensation for damages. In addition to accident-related costs, drunk drivers believed to have caused death to another traveler can often be held liable for emotional trauma, loss of wages and loss of future potential earnings, among other types of damages recognized by our laws.

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