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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.

Alaska motorist suspected of DUI and wrongful death

A man was recently arrested after police received a call reporting an apparent drunk driver. The situation that unfolded resulted in multiple charges being filed against the Alaska motorist. Police initially thought they were responding to a fatal DUI collision, but they have since stated that they believe the suspected wrongful death may have actually occurred before the car crashed.

State outside Alaska awards largest court in wrongful death case

Many parents in Alaska are among others throughout the nation that entrust the care of their children to professionals in day care facilities. State laws governing such issues vary. A recent tragedy occurred in one state that led to parents filing a wrongful death claim after the tragic loss of their 7-month-old son.

Wrongful death claim possible after tragic fatal accident

Alaska readers may be aware of the tragic accident that recently claimed the life of actor Anton Yelchin, known for his role in the Star Trek movies. The actor was found dead at his home after his vehicle, a Jeep Grand Cherokee, pinned him against his fence. That particular model vehicle is currently under recall, and the circumstances of the fatal incident could be grounds for a wrongful death claim.

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