If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in Alaska we have the necessary experience to protect the rights of auto accident victims through professional and expert representation. A key difference between our firm and other personal injury attorneys is our ability to offer a level of personal attention that is unmatched in our business. All clients with auto accident claims are charged on a contingency basis. What that means is the attorney is only paid if he wins money damages for you the client.
Injuries suffered, as a result of these types of crashes can be severe and life altering. You may have suffered whiplash or burns to your head or neck, have nerve damage or spinal cord paralysis, broken or dislocated a bone or limb, or even have lost the use of a limb. Our firm understands that your immediate goals after going through such trauma are to get your medical bills paid and covered, make sure you do not suffer financially through any lost wages, and make sure your insurance company will pay for future treatment relating to your injury. We will discuss your situation and go over the options available to you, as well as work with insurance companies and other parties involved in your case to make sure all your needs are handled quickly and efficiently.
Alaskan Auto Accident Information
Cases arising out of automobile accidents are by far one of the most common types of personal injury cases in our court system today. This is not surprising, given that every 10 seconds; someone in the United States is involved in a car accident, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The law of negligence typically governs these cases. Generally, people who operate automobiles must exercise “reasonable care under the circumstances.” A failure to use reasonable care is considered negligence. If you have been injured in a car accident, you are entitled to recover money damages for the full extent of your loss. Car accident victims are entitled to compensation for property damage (car repairs), medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and permanent injury or disfigurement.
There are many factors that can lead to an auto accident injury:
- Excessive speed and other reckless driving behaviors
- Driver Fatigue
- Child/Passenger distraction
- Cell Phone use while driving
- Hazardous road or weather conditions
- Poorly maintained vehicles
- Vehicles with defective equipment (such as defective tires, seat belts, air bags, brakes or other critical components) defectively designed vehicles (such as SUVs prone to rollovers)
- Drunk driving
Drunk Driving Alaska
Every 30 minutes, someone in this country dies in an alcohol-related crash. Over one million people last year were injured in alcohol-related traffic crashes. In a lawsuit arising from a drunk driving accident, (in addition to the intoxicated driver being held liable for the injuries he or she caused), a bar or social host may also be liable for damages if they served an intoxicated guest, who then drove and caused an accident. The fact that the person who served the intoxicated driver alcohol may be held liable does not relieve the intoxicated driver of liability, however.
At Denali Law we want to ensure that you are fairly compensated for your losses. Insurance companies will seek to deny claims, avoid liability, and inaccurately assess the value of your case. Auto accident victims and their families face challenging situations that are further complicated by complex Alaskan insurance laws and legal issues. Without the advocacy of an aggressive and effective auto accident attorney, you may risk losing the full value of your case and even forfeit valid claims.
Contact Denali Law Group today at 907-357-5297 to speak to an attorney.