If you or someone you know was a victim of abuse or neglect inside a nursing home in Alaska, you might be eligible to file for compensation through a personal injury or medical malpractice claim or lawsuit. You can hire a nursing home abuse lawyer from our legal team in Alaska to help you prepare your case without having to pay any attorney’s fees upfront.
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we handle personal injury cases of all kinds and advocate for victims who have been injured because of someone’s negligence or wrongful intent. If you would like to know more about our legal services, we offer free consultations to prospective clients. We can even start setting up your client profile during your call.
You or Your Loved One May Be Entitled to Compensation for Their Injuries
Nursing home abuse can manifest itself in several ways. While many victims suffer physical injuries, they can also suffer different types of injuries and damages as well. If your loved one is financially dependent on you as well, then their injuries may also affect you.
Our legal team can evaluate your damages and calculate their value, which we will use as our basis for pursuing compensation awards. These awards may be able to cover losses, such as:
- Medical treatment expenses
- Loss of income or benefits
- Property damage or theft
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
- Physical disfigurement, including scarring and burns
- Emotional distress and mental anguish
- Psychological trauma
- Loss of quality of life
If you lost a loved one due to their nursing home injuries, we want to extend our condolences and help you fight for their justice. As a surviving spouse or child, you may be able to pursue additional damages for their wrongful death, including:
- Costs for funeral services
- Loss of companionship or parental guidance
- Other emotional losses, such as loss of emotional support, love, and comfort
- Medical debts inherited by them that are related to their nursing home injuries
Alaska Stat. §09.17.010 places a cap on non-economic damages, which include pain and suffering and other types of physical and emotional losses.
Generally, these damages are capped at $400,000 or $8,000 multiplied by years of life expectancy of the injured, whichever is greater. In cases involving permanent impairment, there is a cap of $1,000,000 or $25,000 multiplied by years of life expectancy, whichever is greater.
Our Team Can Help You File Your Case By Its Statutory Deadline
If you would like to pursue compensation through a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, you will have to file your case by its legal deadline.
There are different statutes of limitations for both of these types of cases, and different factors may affect the statutory deadline assigned to your case.
We Will Let You Know What Your Case Deadline Is
Our team will determine what your case’s filing deadline is and help you submit it to the court system. We can do this by reviewing:
- The official police report about the nursing home abuse
- The victim’s medical records
- The official complaint sent to the state about the nursing home abuse
- The date listed on video footage that captured the abuse
If you decide to negotiate for an insurance claim settlement first, we can also alert you when the filing deadline is approaching so that we can still have your lawsuit as a legal option for pursuing compensation.
Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Lawsuits
Per Alaska Stat. §09.10.070, you generally have two years from the date the injury occurred to file a personal injury lawsuit. If the injured victim is or was a minor or mentally incompetent at the time the action accrued, the statute of limitations may get delayed.
The statute of limitations for claims for sexual abuse is delayed during any period of incompetency and may extend beyond three years.
Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Per Alaska Stat. §09.55.580, you generally have about two years from the victim’s death to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
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We Can Step in to Manage Your Case for You
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, we take care to keep our clients informed on their cases and confident in the legal decisions they make. We understand that the litigation process can be overwhelming and confusing for people who have never navigated it before. We offer to manage your case for you so that you can focus on your or your loved one’s recovery.
By working with us, you can expect the following services from our legal team in Alaska:
- Free first consultation about your case
- Investigation services, which involves identifying liable parties and gathering evidence
- Communication services, which can involve submitting paperwork or handling phone calls with other involved parties (e.g., attorneys) on your behalf
- Reminder services, which will be delivered by members of our team and involves keeping you updated about your case’s progress and upcoming deadlines
- Representation services, which will be performed by the nursing home abuse lawyer assigned to your case in Alaska and involves legal representation during settlement talks and/or court trial
- Legal guidance, which can be done over the phone or during future consultations should you ever have any questions about your case as it progresses
Hire a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Today
If you are looking for a nursing home abuse lawyer in Alaska to help you start the litigation process, call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today for a free case evaluation. You can speak with one of our team members and learn more about our services by dialing (800) 842-6336. Start your legal journey today.