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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 2. Aeronautics
- Chapter 40. Responsibilities of Air Carriers
- Section 30. Unsolicited Communication Prohibited.
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AS 02.40.030. Unsolicited Communication Prohibited.
- (a) Except as provided in (c) of this section, in the event of an accident involving an air carrier providing intrastate
transportation of passengers, an attorney may not initiate a contact with an individual injured in the accident or a
relative of an individual injured or killed in the accident for the purpose of offering or discussing potential
representation in an action based on the accident for personal injury or wrongful death within 45 days following the
accident. In this subsection, "attorney" includes an attorney for an air carrier and an associate, agent, employee, or
other representative of an attorney.
- (b) During the 45-day period described in (a) of this section, an agent or representative of an air carrier or its insurer
may not initiate contact with an individual injured in the accident or a relative of an individual injured or killed in
the accident for the purpose of offering a final settlement of a claim.
- (c) The prohibitions in (a) and (b) of this section do not apply to the activities that an air carrier or its insurers may
undertake, or the obligations that an air carrier or its insurers may have to
- (1) provide a passenger or the family of a passenger injured or killed in an aircraft accident with short-term physical or
financial assistance; or
- (2) meet the obligations of the air carrier under 49 U.S.C. 4113 (Aviation Disaster Family Assistance Act of 1996).
- (d) The attorney general or an aggrieved person may institute a civil action against a person who violates this section.
In addition to injunctive and compensatory relief, a civil penalty not to exceed $10,000 may be imposed for each
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