Personal Injury Law in Alaska
If you're like most people, you've seen the advertisements for Alaska personal injury attorneys. So, you may know that you're entitled to a free consultation, that you don't have to pay any fees upfront, and that you don't pay any fees at all unless you win your case.
But, you might not know:
- The kinds of cases that Alaska personal injury lawyers handle.
- What you need to prove to win your case.
- Why you should call a PI lawyer immediately.
- How to find an Alaska personal injury attorney.
Would an Alaska Personal Injury Attorney Handle My Case?
Here are some of the cases Alaska personal injury attorneys handle. If you don't see your type of accident or injury, that doesn't mean that you can't get help. Simply contact the personal injury law firm of your choice and ask.
- Example motor vehicle cases include truck, car, motorcycle, pedestrian, bicycle, golf cart, RV, ATV, airplane, scooter, boat, cruise line, amusement park ride, construction zone, and mass accidents.
- Example defective products are tires, medical equipment, cars, equipment, hair dryers, power tools, medicines, vacuum cleaners, machines, appliances, kitchen tools, and chemicals have all been found to be defective at times.
- Example injuries include death, birth injuries, brain injuries, dog bites, adverse drug reactions, burns, scars, lacerations, bruises, broken bones, fractures, food-borne illnesses, nursing home abuse injuries, slip and falls injuries, food poisoning injuries, medical malpractice injuries, and Mesothelioma (i.e. cancer).
How Do I Prove My Alaska Personal Injury Case?
Your PI lawyer will let you know the elements of your particular case. You probably must prove negligence. There are other theories of liability, but in Alaska, negligence is the most common.
- First, you need to show that the person (or company)who caused your injury had a duty to you and failed to act as he should have acted.
- Second, you need to show that failure to act reasonably caused you harm.
- Third, you need to show that you suffered medical bills, lost wages, etc. because of that harm.
Why Should I Call a Personal Injury Lawyer Immediately?
- You'll benefit from having immediate professional advice, evidence collection, and protection.
- Evidence is easily lost and is better preserved as close to the time of the accident as possible.
- Insurance companies will pounce on you and try to trick you.
In addition, if you allow the statute of limitations to pass on your case, you will be forever barred from receiving financial compensation for your injuries.
Here are some example Alaska statute of limitations for personal injury cases:
How Do I Find an Alaska Personal Injury Attorney?
To find an Alaska personal injury lawyer, search our site, www.attorneys.org, or ask the bar association or a loved one for a referral. We think you'll tell others that you were glad you did.