Alaska Car Accident Lawyers
An auto accident changes your life in an instant.
The accident can cause devastating injuries that leave you overwhelmed, confused, and frustrated. The injuries affect every aspect of your life. You may not be able to go back to work until you heal, which means missed paychecks and less money to pay your bills. You may have expensive medical bills from doctor’s visits, prescription medication, physical therapy, or even surgery that you can’t pay.
On top of the financial difficulties, injuries severely impact your personal life. You may not be able to spend time with family or friends, you may not be able to participate in your favorite hobbies, and you may experience pain just going about your daily chores.
When the accident was clearly the fault of another driver, you should not be held responsible for it. There was no way to prevent it, and no way to plan for it. Not even the most prepared of people can foresee the future. Medical bills can drain your rainy day fund within days; insurance companies will not always reimburse you for those bills and are even less likely to pay back all of your lost wages. Your time in the hospital comes with an enormous price tag; it also costs you all the time away from your job. You’ve been responsible in insuring your car, driving defensively, and saving money in an emergency fund, but what happens when that’s not enough?
According to the Alaska Department of Transportation, the most recently reported year (2010) showed that the Fairbanks North Star Borough was the only area that had an increased number of car accidents from the previous year. The same report also showed that the severity of the crashes is decreasing dramatically between 2000 and 2010. Even as people become increasingly aware of the consequences of car accidents, some drivers are still not as cautious as they could be.
Understandably, you may be trying to forget the actual accident. When you replay the sounds, visuals, and emotions of that day, it may be a blur of intentionally hazy details. Unfortunately, the other consequences of the accident are still all too present.
Why hire a lawyer for a car accident in Fairbanks, AK?
Hiring a lawyer after the accident will be your best opportunity at being fully compensated for the money spent on the medical bills or property damages. A lawyer will save you from the burdens of wasted money and time trying to navigate the murky waters of legal jargon from questionable websites or well-intentioned friends. When a lawyer has as much experience as the lawyers at Paskvan & Ringstad, P.C., you can be confident that the information you’re getting is legitimate and applicable to your situation.
These lawyers are life-long Fairbanks residents who care deeply about the people of our beautiful city and the surrounding areas. We are extremely active local Alaskans that can be found at Rotary, hockey games, political events, or our grandkids’ sporting events. We believe in hard work, justice, and time with family.
At Paskvan & Ringstad, P.C., we are dedicated to helping Alaska families that have been affected by motor vehicle accidents. We’re here to help you get back on your feet. We’ll listen to your goals and guide you through the legal process. You don’t have to go through this difficult time alone. You don’t have to settle for the small amount the insurance company offers you. Our firm’s experienced and knowledgeable personal injury lawyers will work to get you the compensation you need.
How soon should I contact a lawyer?
You should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. The adverse insurance company/adjustor starts preparing his defense to your case immediately. To avoid inadvertently waiving your ability to receive fair compensation, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible.
Initial consults are free. It costs you nothing to get advice. Further, contingency fee arrangements are available so that you don’t have to pay by hour. Payment of attorneys fees comes at the end of the case.
Many times, the other side’s adjustors will be calling and demanding a recorded statement. Before you make recorded statements for the other side, you should contact an attorney. That is why we are here.
Contact the Lawyers at Paskvan & Ringstad, P.C. Today
Our goal is to make the legal process easier for you so that you can get back to healing. We’ll deal with the insurance companies and give you the support you need every step of the way. We’ll protect your rights and hold accountable the person who is responsible for your injuries. Let us take this weight off of your shoulders so we can stand as advocates for you throughout the entire legal process.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Fairbanks, AK, seeking legal advice may not be your initial reaction. We understand this, but we encourage you to take legal action as soon as possible after your accident. By contacting us, we can begin moving forward with your case so that we can secure for you the compensation that you deserve for your car accident injury.
Give us a call or request a free consultation today if you’ve been injured in an auto accident in Fairbanks, North Pole, or another nearby community. We’ll listen to your side of the story and let you know how we can help you get back to your normal life. The consultation is always free and confidential. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we don’t charge you anything until we collect compensation for you, so there’s no risk.
When your life and the lives of your loved ones are at stake, the lawyers at Paskvan & Ringstad, P.C. will aggressively defend you. Click to learn what you can expect when working with us.