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Understanding Alaska's wrongful death laws

At the Law Offices of Michael J. Schneider, a Professional Corporation, in Alaska, we understand that when your loved one dies unexpectedly, you and other family members are left in a state of shock. You suffer a great deal of emotional pain and may suffer financial losses as well due to the death of your loved one.

Wrongful death of pregnant women

When many people in Alaska think about wrongful death, they think of accidents which could have been prevented. Not many people think of a woman's death during childbirth, though. According to NPR, 65,000 women almost die from causes related to childbirth, while 700 to 900 die each year. 

Can anyone sue for wrongful death?

Immediately after losing a loved one unexpectedly in Anchorage, you will likely be left to deal with a number of questions. The most important of these may be surrounding the circumstances in which he or she died. If foul play or negligence appear to be involved, the issue of a wrongful death lawsuit suddenly arises. While such action may be viewed as a means to hold the responsible parties accountable, it also may be borne out of the necessity to deal with the expenses of your loved one's death. 

Damages that may be awarded in wrongful death claims

There may no more devastating event than the unexpected loss of a loved one. Friends and family members can be shocked, overwhelmed by grief and struggling to make any sense of the situation. While there is certainly no way to replace that person or undo the loss, there are things you can do to take control of the situation and try to find some closure.

Possible wrongful death situation after head-on collision

Alaska roads are not much different than others across the nation that are often the scenes of horrific car accidents. A recent incident occurred on one road that resulted in a single fatality. Similar situations in the past have led to wrongful death claims being filed in civil courts.

Woman says her mother's wrongful death could have been prevented

A woman whose mother was a nursing home patient in a facility outside Alaska has blamed her mother's death on staff members. The 68-year-old patient had been diagnosed with dementia. She was prone to falling and had been severely injured on at least one other occasion before the day she died. The daughter has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the nursing facility.

Options available after loss of a loved one in Alaska

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.

Alaska man arrested after possible wrongful death accident

A man was recently released from a hospital in Alaska after being treated for injuries he suffered in a car accident. He was apparently behind the wheel at the time and has since been arrested and charged with multiple offenses, including homicide. The alleged wrongful death crash occurred in June 2016.

Financial devastation often follows the loss of a loved one

No Alaska parents wants to receive news that their 17-year-old child has been killed in an automobile accident. However, a recent crash involving two vehicles took the lives of two young girls both that age. Many times, a family who has suffered the loss of a loved one in a fatal crash is then hit with tremendous financial debt when faced with funeral expenses, medical bills for any treatment rendered before death and other costs.

Police dog hunts for driver after alleged wrongful death incident

A motor vehicle collision involving a minivan occurred recently in Alaska. The accident did not involve any other vehicles but did result in a fatality plus injuries to several others. The man reportedly behind the wheel at the time of the alleged wrongful death accident is said to have fled the area on foot.

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