A mother of a 2-year-old daughter who was out on an Alaska lake for a day of fun earlier this month lost her life in a tragic accident. Her surviving family members then had to deal with unanticipated end-of-life expenses at a time when they were likely overcome with grief. Fortunately, the civil justice system of Alaska allows them to pursue financial relief by filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
It appears two injured passengers were left at a crash scene in Alaska for about 18 hours before they were transported to a hospital. This was one of those auto accidents that was only discovered many hours after it occurred. According to the Wrangell police department, the two individuals were in a car that crashed sometime during the night on a recent Sunday. They say two other occupants of the vehicle did not survive.
Drivers or passengers who are victims of car accidents in Alaska may be fortunate to be alive, but in many cases, their injuries are life-changing. Anyone who suffers a severe spinal cord injury will have to cope with substantial physical and financial consequences. Not only could this involve long-term medical treatment, but it could also prevent the victim from earning an income.
Suffering an injury from an accident can change your life. Whatever type of accident you were involved in, your focus needs to be on your recovery. If your recovery requires prolonged medical care or hospitalization, you may need to file a claim for the needed care with an insurance company.
When loved ones reach advanced ages, it is only natural to consider age-related health problems that might limit the remaining time they will have together. However, if such deaths happen prematurely in auto accidents at the hands of negligent drivers, the trauma of surviving family members is often exacerbated. This might be the case after a fatal crash in which a 71-year-old Alaska man lost his life.