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Wrongful Death

Last updated on September 24, 2021

Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult moments in a person’s life. When this loss is caused by the fault of another, it can be even harder. During such a grievous time, be sure you have a team of lawyers on your side looking out for your best interests. At Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot, we will take care of all the details, allowing you the time you need to grieve. We will communicate directly with the insurance companies and take care of all the loose ends.

In any wrongful death case, you need an experienced team of lawyers to ensure that the case is handled properly. In Alaska, there is a very specific and complicated set of rules dealing with a wrongful death lawsuit. This law sets forth the time limits for bringing such a claim, it names the person or persons who can file suit, and it requires the creation of an estate to facilitate the filing of such a claim. There are also very complicated rules in place specifying the type of damages that can be recovered. Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot’s attorneys will ensure that you recover all possible damages and are not denied certain recoveries, and we will also assist in setting up an estate.

Birch Horton Bittner & Cherot attorneys have been successfully handling wrongful death cases for over four decades. With this knowledge and experience, we have a thorough understanding of the wrongful death statute and its unique rules.


David Karl Gross
Mara E. Michaletz
Aaron D. Sperbeck