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Anchorage Wrongful Death Attorneys

Compassionate Legal Counsel. Dedicated Advocacy.

There is nothing more difficult than losing a loved one, except perhaps losing your loved one in an unexpected accident or incident. Knowing that your loved one’s death could have and should have been avoided can make the healing process much more challenging.

At Farnsworth & Vance, we believe that negligent parties should be held accountable, especially when their negligence has fatal results. Our Anchorage wrongful death attorneys can help you understand your legal rights, including your right to receive compensation from the liable party. While no amount of financial recovery can make up for the loss you have experienced, a just settlement or verdict can allow you to cope with the new financial burdens you and your family are facing.

Farnsworth & Vance is ready to fight for you and your family; call our office today at (907) 290-2576 or contact us online to request a free, confidential consultation with our legal team.

When Is a Death Wrongful?

In legal terms, a death is “wrongful” when it results from the negligent or unlawful actions of another person, manufacturer, company, or entity. In other words, if the victim would have been able to pursue a personal injury action if he or she had survived, it is likely that his or her family members or loved ones may bring a wrongful death action.

Wrongful deaths are often caused by:

Note that this list is by no means exhaustive. If your loved one died and you believe someone else is to blame, we encourage you to reach out to our attorneys for a complimentary case evaluation.

Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim?

Technically speaking, the personal representative of the deceased individual’s estate must be the one to bring a wrongful death action. If the deceased passed away without a will, a personal representative will be appointed by the court. Anyone who stands to inherit a portion of the deceased’s estate, including heirs and dependents, may recover compensation in a wrongful death claim. This includes surviving spouses, children, parents, and anyone else who depended on the deceased while he/she was alive.

While every case is different, most successful wrongful death actions provide compensation for damages such as medical expenses incurred prior to death, funeral costs, loss of support, loss of income, loss of expected inheritance, pain and suffering, and more.

For more information or to schedule a free consultation with our compassionate and experienced Anchorage wrongful death lawyers, call (907) 290-2576 today.

Client Testimonials

Real Stories from Real Alaskans
  • They fought for every dollar that was rightfully mine. I would 100% recommend Farnsworth and Vance.

    - Lateecia L.
  • I have never needed legal representation before and he was so patient, explaining everything in layman's terms for me so that we were on the same page every step of the way.

    - Francesca B.
  • I worked with Jeff Vance on my personal injury case. I was more than pleased with the way he handled the case.

    - Ernie G.

Why Hire our firm?

  • Concierge Level of Service

    We believe in taking care of our clients. We'll stand by you & help you navigate the complicated legal process from start to finish, including meeting you at your home or hospital if you cannot travel.

  • Successful Settlements

    Some of our clients are afraid that, if they hire a lawyer, it means they will have to go to court. Because of our insurance industry insight, we usually settle claims without needing to do so.

  • Wide-Ranging Experience

    Our office handles cases of all sizes & types. Whether you were injured in an accident or a loved one passed away through the fault of another, our office has the experience to help you recover.

  • Insurance Industry Insight

    Our team has insider knowledge of the insurance industry because many used to work for some of Alaska's largest insurance providers. Now, they use that knowledge to advocate for our clients.

Our results

Successful Verdicts & Settlements
  • T-Boned by an Uninsured Driver $225,000 Recovered, $100,000 Forgiven
  • Motor Vehicle Accident $174,500 Recovered
  • Car Accident Worsens Preexisting Conditions $172,000 Recovered, $300,000 Forgiven
  • Client Hit By Driver Running a Red Light $165,000 Recovered, $70,000 Forgiven
  • Shoulder & Arm Surgery $160,000 Recovered, $70,000 Forgiven
  • Motor Vehicle Accident $138,000 Recovered
  • Motor Vehicle Accident $123,000 Recovered
  • Car Accident Resulting in Back Pain $120,000 Recovered
  • Wrongful Death Case $120,000 Recovered
  • Slip and Fall at a Local Restaurant $117,000 Recovered, $25,000 Forgiven
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