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ALASKA

Negligence / Personal Injury
2 Years If infant, 2 years from 8th birthday.
Wrongful Death
2 Years SOR: 10 years, except for defective products.
Medical Malpractice
2 Years

with Discovery Rule.

Caps:
Pain and suffering limited to $250,000 for single injury. $400,000 for wrongful death or severe permanent physical impairment. $1,000,000 for severe injury or life expectancy calculation.

Malpractice (Other Professions)
Products Liability
2 Years with Discovery Rule.
Intentional Torts
2 Years
Municipal Liability/Sovereign Immunity
Claims against State may be pursued in state court. Follows Federal Tort Claims Act.
Discovery Rule
SOL runs from when injury is, or should have been discovered.
Comparative Negligence
Pure comparative negligence rule applies.
Charitable Immunity
Charitable immunity has been abolished.
Disabilities
Minors (18th birthday), incompetents, insane persons, and prisoners are allowed 2 years after disability ceases to file claim. If person injured is under the age of 8, period before 8th birthday is not included in SOL. For minors below the age of 18, SOL will run from date of marriage, when there is written consent or court approval (2 years + 1 day). In Alaska, court approved marriages are permissible at age 14.
Punitive Damages
Clear and convincing evidence of outrageous or reckless indifference.

Caps:
Three times compensatory damages or $500,000.
Compensatory Damages
Statutory limitations: $400,000 or life expectancy in years multiplied by $8000 (per year), whichever is greater, except for disfigurement or severe injury in which case $1,000,000 or life expectancy multiplied by $25,000, whichever is greater.
No-Fault Insurance

None

Consumer Fraud Complaint
Alaska Office of Attorney General, Consumer Protection
http://www.law.state.ak.us/consumer/
(907) 465-2133
(907) 465-2075 (Fax)

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