Need an Injury Attorney for an Alaska Wrongful Death Claim?
When you think of Alaska, you might think of the cold weather. You think of the roadways, the snow, ice, and every other condition that could lead to an accident in America today. In 2015, there were 56 fatalities in the entire year on our roads, while in 2016 this rose sharply to an astounding 75 fatalities. Though there is no main reason for this, many in the state believe it is not only due to weather conditions but also the use of smartphones and other technology when people are supposed to be paying attention to the roadways.
Have you lost a loved one in a fatal accident for a negligent reason and now you aren’t sure of where to turn? Nobody ever expects to lose somebody close to them in an accident that could have been prevented; however, this happens every day in the U.S. You deserve justice and we want to help.
Elements of a Wrongful Death Claim
For you to be successful in your case, you want to be sure that you can prove every element necessary. In a personal injury or wrongful death suit, evidence of someone else’s negligence is one of the best aspects you can show if you wish to recover. You can show evidence in many ways, from the photographs of the accident scene to medical papers and witness statements. Here are the 4 elements you have to show to prove that you have a claim:
- Negligence: You show negligence in a wrongful death suit by proving that drivers on the roads had a duty to protect you but did not abide by it. This can be shown if a driver was speeding, drinking before driving, or driving distracted.
- Breach of Duty: You must also show that the driver breached their duty of care to your loved one, for example, by talking on their cell phone instead of paying attention to the road.
- Causation: You must show that your loved one’s death was a direct result of the accident.
- Damages: Were there damages in your case? Have you and your loved ones suffered financially due to the harm caused by the other party?
Who is Permitted to File and What Damages Are Available?
Not just anybody can file one of these unique suits. For instance, you have to be somebody who is closely related to the loved one in many states. This means someone who is a parent, spouse, child, or other designated beneficiary who has been directly affected by the death. It can even mean domestic partners and more depending on the circumstances. You can speak to your attorney more about who is able to file and who isn’t.
A death has a huge impact on a family. And though you may not want to place a number value on your loved one’s passing, you have a right to compensation due to someone’s negligence and we want to help. Have you suffered from an emotional, physical, or financial level ever since your loved one’s passing? Perhaps the bills are adding up as you pay for their medical expenses before they passed away, funeral expenses, and suffer from the lasting emotional pain that it has caused you to lose a spouse or child so soon. We can help you every step of the way as you navigate your case and work toward the compensation you and your loved ones deserve. We want to help you through this difficult time today, so call us for more information on how you can bring a claim.