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What kinds of compensation can you get for a wrongful death?

If someone you love is killed in Alaska, there is a chance to obtain compensation through an action for wrongful death. Taking action through the court gives you a chance to hold the person responsible for your loved one's death accountable, so you can move forward knowing that he or she has faced consequences.

Woman killed and dog injured in plow truck accident

The winter is a dangerous time of year for people in every state, even in Alaska where snow and ice are common. Sometimes, horrible incidents happen where people are killed or badly injured as a result of the weather and how the weather is handled in their areas.

Alaska Airlines faces lawsuit for woman's death

Alaska Airlines has found itself the center of a lawsuit after a woman died while leaving the airline's terminal. According to the news from Jan. 1, a woman died after falling from an escalator at Portland International Airport. The 75-year-old woman had been traveling with Alaska Airlines and was supposed to receive wheelchair assistance when she landed in Portland.

Proving a wrongful death case is possible with good documentation

Whenever a person dies because of another person's negligence or errors, that person's death is considered wrongful. A wrongful death lawsuit focuses on laying liability on the person who caused the individual's death. Unlike a criminal case, a wrongful death lawsuit requires a lower standard of proof, so it's possible for someone who caused a death not to face criminal charges while still being found liable for a death.

Wrongful deaths: You can file a claim for compensation

Your loved one was minding his business when the accident happened. Another person wasn't paying attention, and as a result, he was struck by a vehicle head on. Now, you've been left to handle the stress of financial obligations and funeral arrangements. Your life won't ever be the same.

If you're hurt, you deserve to file a claim for compensation

Every state has its own particular risks, and it's interesting to know what they are. In Alaska, boat crashes are one of the unique risks people face. In other states, the unique causes of death vary between accidental shootings in Tennessee and tuberculosis in Texas.

Want to shoot off fireworks? Not in some areas of Alaska

Alaska has plenty of open spaces for phenomenal fireworks displays, but shooting them off against regulations can land you in trouble with the law or result in serious injuries or deaths. It's fairly typical for homeowners to invite over friends for personal displays, but if they do so, they should know the laws surrounding firework usage.

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