How utterly devastating it would be to learn that a family member has been killed in a motor vehicle accident. Many families in Alaska have experienced such tragedies. The aftermath of an accident that has resulted in the loss of a loved one is often wrought with grief, stress and various complications that may arise due to the situation.
It is not uncommon for a family to be totally unprepared to meet the debt they encounter after a fatal collision has taken the life of a family member. Many times, a death has occurred sometime after the initial impact of a collision, perhaps hours, days or even weeks later. Family members who mourn their loss may be met with streams of medical bills for treatment rendered before their loved one succumbed to his or her injuries.
Funerals can be very expensive, and other costs related to an accident can leave families reeling with financial strain. It is only right that those adversely affected in situations caused by the negligence of another party be able to recover their losses. Although nothing can take the place of a loved one's life, a monetary judgment awarded in a successfully litigated wrongful death claim can help offset tremendous costs associated with a tragic crash.
The Law Offices of Michael J. Schneider A Professional Corporation is on hand to assist clients throughout Alaska. A spouse, parent or adult child may act on behalf of a deceased accident victim to seek compensation for damages. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one in a fatal car accident caused by another motorist, you can contact our office to request a meeting if you'd like to discuss ways to pursue the situation in court.