Anchorage, AK (December 07, 2020) – On Tuesday, December 1st, officers from the Anchorage Police Department responded to reports of a two-car collision along Seward Highway in what they referred to as “whiteout conditions.”
An Anchorage official said that the accident involved a sedan and a pick-up truck and resulted in a single victim fatality.
Reports indicate that the driver of a northbound 2000 Subaru Outback was traveling along Seward Highway when, for reasons that have yet to be determined, it collided head-on with a southbound 2016 Ford F350 pick-up truck.
The driver of the Subaru was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities have not yet released his identity.
The driver of the Ford was transported via ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of injuries believed to be non-life-threatening. The other three passengers inside the truck were reportedly unharmed during the incident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim in hopes of their full recovery.
Fatal Collisions in Anchorage
Regrettably, many car crashes end in death. If a victim is killed due to the action or inaction of another person, their estate, which is typically represented by a member of their family, can seek a legal claim on behalf of the deceased. If you wish to bring a claim against someone who has passed away, you will deal with their estate in court.
A person’s estate is made up of the resources they left behind when they died. It is usually managed by whoever is named as the executor.
In most instances, the estate of the deceased driver is going to have to go through the process of probate before you can file your claim. During probate, the estate is distributed so debts can be paid and legacies can be fairly passed to their beneficiaries. When you file your lawsuit, you then become a possible creditor, and the executor of the estate is required to pay the debt owed to you in the event that your case is settled or won.
This procedure is the same whether the individual from whom you are soliciting financial compensation died in the accident or for unrelated reasons.
If you or somebody you love has been injured in a car accident, the Alaska car accident attorneys at Jason Skala Personal Injury Law are ready to help. We have the skill and determination that you need in your corner to receive the full sum of the monetary recovery allowed by Alaska state law.
With a meticulous and up-to-date knowledge of the state’s legal system, our experienced car accident attorney knows the right way to construct a profitable Alaska personal injury case. He has worked hard to earn his esteemed reputation as one of the leading personal injury attorneys in the Anchorage area and is proud of the valuable legal experience he has acquired throughout the course of his career.
If you were recently injured by the recklessness of another driver, then we firmly recommend that you meet with a dedicated personal injury attorney by calling (907) 569-6633 and schedule a free assessment of your Alaska car accident claim and advice pertaining to the legal action he advises based on your situation.
Notes: This accident news post was created with the use of outside and secondary sources including but not limited to news stories, local and state police department accident blotters, newspaper articles, as well as eyewitness statements about serious accidents in Alaska. The facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our writers at The Law Office of Jason Skala therefore if you find any information that is incorrect, please notify us immediately so that we can make the correction right away. If you would like the post removed, contact us and we will promptly remove it.
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