Wrongful Death



Few things can be as difficult and traumatic as the death of a loved one. When the loss is a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of another individual or entity, the matter can seem even worse. Phillip P. Weidner and his associate lawyers have handled many wrongful death cases in their 40 years of experience. The firm has attained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of its clients.

We understand what a difficult situation it can be. We know all the ins and outs; like the procedures and tactics of the insurance companies. We are familiar with what needs to be done to win a case and have established a vast network of professionals and experts to cover all your bases and handle the different aspects of putting together a winning case. Through an intensive discovery process, we will examine all the facts and seek out any necessary experts, witnesses, etc., to prove your case.

Call Phillip Weidner & Associates today at (907) 312-2292 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our wrongful death lawyers in Anchorage.

Potential Compensation in Wrongful Death Cases

While each case is unique, some common damages that may be recovered include:

  • Medical Expenses: Reimbursement for any medical bills incurred because of the incident leading to wrongful death.
  • Funeral and Burial Costs: Coverage for the fees of laying a loved one to rest.
  • Non-Economic Damages: Pain and Suffering: Compensation for the emotional distress and mental suffering that the surviving family members have experienced.
  • Loss of Companionship: Recognizing the impact on the relationship between the deceased and their family members.
  • Loss of Financial Support: Compensation for the financial contributions the deceased would have made to their family.
  • Punitive Damages: In certain cases, the court may award punitive damages to punish the responsible party for gross negligence or intentional misconduct.


In Alaska, the following parties are typically eligible to file a wrongful death claim:

Immediate Family Members

  • Spouse: A surviving spouse may file a wrongful death claim and may be entitled to a significant portion of the damages.
  • Children: In cases where there is no surviving spouse, children of the deceased may be eligible to file.

Personal Representative

  • Appointed Representative: If there are no surviving immediate family members, a personal representative of the deceased's estate may file a claim.

Other Dependents

  • Financial Dependents: Individuals who were financially dependent on the deceased may also have the right to file a wrongful death claim.

Why Choose Phillip Weidner & Associates for Your Wrongful Death Case:

Losing a loved one due to someone else's negligence or intentional actions is a devastating experience. At Phillip Weidner & Associates, we understand the profound impact that wrongful death can have on a family, both emotionally and financially. Our compassionate team of Anchorage wrongful death attorneys is dedicated to helping families seek justice and obtain the compensation they deserve.

Why choose us for your wrongful death case?

  • Experience and expertise: Our attorneys have years of experience handling wrongful death cases and have a deep understanding of the legal complexities involved. We have successfully represented numerous clients in Anchorage and have a track record of achieving favorable outcomes.
  • Compassionate support: We recognize that no amount of compensation can bring back your loved one, but we are committed to providing you with compassionate support throughout the legal process. Our team will listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and guide you every step of the way.
  • Thorough investigation: We conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the wrongful death to gather evidence and build a strong case. Our team works with experts, such as accident reconstructionists and medical professionals, to establish liability and prove the extent of damages.
  • Aggressive advocacy: We are dedicated to fighting for your rights and holding the responsible parties accountable. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and litigators who will aggressively pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.
  • Personalized approach: Every wrongful death case is unique, and we believe in tailoring our legal strategies to meet the specific needs of each client. We will take the time to understand your situation, assess your damages, and develop a customized legal strategy that best serves your interests.

If you have lost a loved one due to wrongful death, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case, answer your questions, and provide you with the guidance you need during this difficult time. Contact Phillip Weidner & Associates today to schedule an appointment.

Get Help from Our Anchorage Wrongful Death Attorneys

Whether you lost a loved one due to a car accident in Anchorage or due to a plane crash in the bush, our Anchorage personal injury attorneys are ready to help. Contact us, and we can discuss your case and answer your questions during a free consultation. We are very experienced in this matter and are dedicated to helping people like you in need.

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