Victims of motor vehicle accidents, slip-and-fall accidents or assault can suffer catastrophic injuries. Brain injuries that cause life-altering damage can be the result of the negligence or recklessness of others. In Alaska, brain injury victims may be entitled to pursue financial relief through the civil justice system.
A 23-year-old woman died after being struck by a pickup truck in Alaska on a recent Monday. When auto accidents involve pedestrians, fatalities or catastrophic injuries are typical outcomes. However, they rarely seem to be clear-cut when it comes to who was at fault.
Whenever anyone in Alaska suffers injuries on negligently maintained premises of another person or entity, the injured person might have grounds to pursue financial relief through the civil justice system of the state. Typical incidents that give rise to premises liability lawsuits involve slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents. When this happens inside a building, common causes include torn carpets, wet patches on the floor, poor lighting, changes in flooring, and narrow or damaged stairs. However, accidents can also occur outside due to broken sidewalks, accumulated ice, snow, water and other hazards.
Most Alaskans know that financial relief may be pursued through the civil justice system for losses that resulted from another party's negligence. Monetary damages related to injuries, lost income, property damage and other financial losses after auto accidents are recoverable if the injured victim can prove that the other party was reckless or negligent. Emotional damages such as pain and suffering can be included in documented claims, but how does that work?
When an Alaska family loses a loved one in circumstances that involve another party's negligence, the trauma will naturally be overwhelming. At the same time, there will be financial consequences that may exacerbate the hardship further. Financial relief could be pursued by filing a wrongful death lawsuit in a civil court.
Here in Alaska, we have to deal with icy pathways more often than the average person. You may feel like you’ve spent most of your life treading cautiously. Nonetheless, slip and fall accidents are a leading cause of injury.