Insurance companies are often not easy to work with. You know that. If you want results, you need someone who is not afraid to stand up for your rights; you need an attorney who will go to bat for you. That is why one of the first things we do is ready the case for trial.
You are going through enough pain and stress as it is; you shouldn’t have to be the one arguing and negotiating—you can leave that to us. At Paskvan & Ringstad, P.C., you will be working with us, Joe and Ken, from start to finish. We don’t hand you off to someone else to take care of the smaller details. We will be by your side to answer any questions, from start to finish.
We have nearly 60 years of combined experience in competent, aggressive, and caring representation of personal injury cases. We know how to build a solid argument to prove your injustices and your rights to compensation. We will be available to you throughout every step of the process, to answer your questions and concerns. We like our clients to know the why behind what we do. You can trust us to always keep your best interest in mind and to keep you involved and informed at the same time. We believe a working attorney-client relationship is two-sided; our clients benefit the most when they are involved and when they know what is going on, from that initial consultation. If you think you might have a need for our services, pick up the phone and give us a call. We’re here to serve you.
Our Verdicts & Settlements
(unsafe premises, personal injury settlement)
Our Verdicts & Settlements
We will tell you the truth—easy or not.
As your attorney, we find it important to give you the facts, unvarnished. Sometimes the truth is not easy to hear, but in our experience, it is the only way to go, and our clients have been appreciative of our upfront honesty.
We know our community.
Perhaps one of our strongest attributes is our investment in our community. We were both born and raised in Fairbanks, and our families rooted here several generations ago. We truly care about our community, and are involved in many ways. In fact, we have probably passed you on the street many a time. We don’t pretend to know exactly what you are feeling (no one can), but we do have a commonality that we hope can put you at ease in this time of distress. We hope this can be the basis of your trust in us.
If you have been injured unjustly, due to someone else’s negligence or some other factor, you need a competent personal injury attorney who will stand by you and fight for your rights. Please, browse our services, take a look at our blog, and give us a call to find out how we can help you. The initial consultation with us is always free, and we work on a contingency fee basis—in other words, if we don’t get compensation for you, you don’t pay.
The only way you can know the extent of your damages is to wait. For most accident victims, there are latent injuries that can manifest over time, but if you settle too early, you will not receive any compensation for these injuries. You can’t fix what you don’t know is there.
Let’s say, for instance, that you were rear-ended nine months ago. Aside from the typical whiplash, you seem to have escaped relatively unscathed. You will have to have some physical therapy, but you foresee that being the extent of your medical treatment. You decide to settle now for $5,000 and be done with it. Over time, however, you realize that your injuries go much deeper than you had initially thought. You are still having to see a therapist every two weeks, and now it looks like you will have to have surgery. When it’s all said and done, you wind up spending $150,000 on medical treatment for injuries stemming from your seemingly minor accident. At the same time, you have had to miss time from work and take a cut in your income. You will never be able to recover any more money to compensate you for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
At the time, you thought that a quick settlement was the best thing for you. Now, you realize otherwise. Had you waited to settle and given the full extent of your injuries time to manifest, you could have recovered much more in compensation. This, in a nutshell, is why you should wait to settle. Read More