2016 Alaska Statutes
Title 09 - CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE
Chapter 09.17 - CIVIL DAMAGES AND APPORTIONMENT OF FAULT
Sec. 09.17.010 Noneconomic damages.

AK Stat § 09.17.010 (2016) What's This?

(a) In an action to recover damages for personal injury or wrongful death, all damage claims for noneconomic losses shall be limited to compensation for pain, suffering, inconvenience, physical impairment, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, and other nonpecuniary damage.

(b) Except as provided under (c) of this section, the damages awarded by a court or a jury under (a) of this section for all claims, including a loss of consortium claim, arising out of a single injury or death may not exceed $400,000 or the injured person's life expectancy in years multiplied by $8,000, whichever is greater.

(c) In an action for personal injury, the damages awarded by a court or jury that are described under (b) of this section may not exceed $1,000,000 or the person's life expectancy in years multiplied by $25,000, whichever is greater, when the damages are awarded for severe permanent physical impairment or severe disfigurement.

(d) Multiple injuries sustained by one person as a result of a single incident shall be treated as a single injury for purposes of this section.

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