When you lose a loved one as the result of someone else’s careless and negligent actions, no amount of money can replace what you’ve lost. You may be left with unanswered questions and a void where your loved one once was. Understandably, taking legal action may be the last thing on your mind, but it is something you should consider.
Taking Legal Action for a Wrongful Death
Many individuals choose to seek compensation via wrongful death lawsuits to ease financial worries in the midst of their grieving process. Others may file a lawsuit to address the negligence that caused their loved one’s death and hold the responsible parties accountable, regardless of whether or not criminal charges were filed.
At Crowson Law Group, we know that taking legal action following a case of wrongful death can be daunting. Our wrongful death attorneys will listen thoughtfully and compassionately and discuss what options are best for you and your family. With offices in Wasilla and Anchorage, we proudly serve all of Alaska. We invite you to call or contact us online to schedule a free, confidential consultation to get your questions answered.
What Is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Under Alaska law, survivors such as the decedent’s spouse, children, parents, and other blood relatives who were partly or wholly dependent on the decedent for financial support have a right to file a lawsuit for wrongful death caused by the negligence of another party. Wrongful death lawsuits enable individuals to pursue compensation for a variety of damages after another party’s negligence causes the death of a loved one.
Common causes of wrongful death claims include:
- automobile, truck, and motorcycle accidents
- airplane crashes
- bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- occupational exposure to hazardous conditions or substances
- death during a supervised activity
- criminal behavior
- defective products
- drug overdose
- nursing home abuse
Free, Confidential Consultation with an Alaska Wrongful Death Attorney
If you have lost a loved one — please contact Crowson Law Group online or by email, or at 855-677-9393 (toll free), 907-677-9393 (Anchorage) or 907-519-0193 (Wasilla) to speak with our Anchorage or Wasilla lawyers. Our phone lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We want to help.