Anchorage Personal Injury Attorney
Wrongful Death 

Anchorage Wrongful Death Attorney

Seeking Justice for Your Family

Losing a loved one is one of the most challenging times in a person’s life. When that loss occurred unexpectedly as a result of someone else’s negligent or wrongful actions, many surviving family members are left with questions—can the responsible party be brought to justice? How will your everyday life change without the support of your loved one? What will the future look like?

When a person dies as a result of another individual’s actions or due to the negligence of a corporation or entity, certain surviving family members and loved ones can take legal action. Separate from a criminal action, a wrongful death lawsuit is a civil action that allows surviving loved ones to recover compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance provider. This compensation is mean to assist families with the unanticipated financial and emotional effects of losing their loved one. In rare instances, plaintiffs may seek punitive damages, which are meant to punish liable parties for egregious acts of negligent and help ensure that similar acts do not occur again in the future.

If you believe you have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit, contact Banker Law Group, P.C. at (907) 312-2006 for a free, no-obligation consultation with our Anchorage wrongful death attorney.

Who May File a Wrongful Death Claim in Alaska?

Like all personal injury claims, wrongful death claims can either be settled through negotiations with the liable party’s insurance provider or brought to court as a lawsuit. In Alaska, you generally have two years from the date of death to file a wrongful death lawsuit. This is known as the statute of limitations and, though there are some exceptions, you may not file a lawsuit after the two-year statute of limitations has passed.

Additionally, only certain individuals may bring a wrongful death claim or lawsuit in Alaska. These individuals include:

  • The surviving spouse of the deceased
  • Any surviving children of the deceased
  • Any other surviving “dependents” of the deceased

Other dependents can include the deceased’s parents, step-children, or anyone who was dependent upon the deceased in life, financially or otherwise.

Wrongful Death Damages

Generally speaking, a wrongful death claim is meant to compensate the surviving family members/dependents of an individual who, had he/she survived, would have been able to bring a personal injury claim against a negligent party. In other words, in order to bring a wrongful death claim, you must show that another person, company, or entity’s negligent or wrongful actions led to the incident that caused your loved one’s death.

While every situation is different, common damages in wrongful death claims include:

  • Medical expenses incurred prior to death
  • Funeral/burial costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages, including future expected earnings
  • Lost income/inheritance
  • Loss of household services
  • Loss of spousal support contributions
  • Loss of consortium

This list is not exhaustive; you may be able to recover compensation for additional damages depending on the specifics of your case.

Providing Compassionate Legal Guidance

At Banker Law Group, we understand just how difficult it is to lose a loved one unexpectedly. Our team knows what you are going through and the challenges you face. We are committed to providing the caring and compassionate legal guidance you need, coupled with the tireless advocacy you deserve.


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Our Anchorage wrongful death lawyer, Anthony Banker, has resolved thousands of cases. With prior experience in insurance defense and over 15 years in practice, he knows what it takes to effectively fight for you. We offer completely free initial consultations, as well as contingent fees so there are never any upfront or out-of-pocket expenses for you.

Contact us online or call (907) 312-2006 today to learn more about how our firm can assist you.

Why Banker Law Group?

  • Heavily Involved in Our Community
  • Will Travel to You at No Cost
  • Insight on Insurance Company Tactics
  • Multi-Lingual
  • Not Afraid to go to Trial
  • Always Available

Our Testimonials

  • Anthony and his team are some of the best you'll find. Highly recommend.

    “Anthony and his staff work directly with you through the process and are understanding and honest in every situation that arises.”

    - Caleb
  • Mr. Banker helped me in everything I was expecting!

    “I highly recommend Mr. Banker.”

    - JK
  • We understood from the start what we could expect and they delivered!

    “Great Law firm that helped us like they were helping a friend.”

    - CZ
  • If anyone is dealing with an injury caused by someone else, they should definitely call Anthony!

    “They took over dealing with the insurance company, got all of my medical bills paid, and got me more money than I thought possible.”

    - Susan
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    “Mr. Banker increased his knowledge in the matter (the major issue) and stuck to it - winning the case.”

    - Debra
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