Fairbanks, Alaska Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Riding a motorcycle should be a fun, enjoyable way to relax and explore our beautiful state of Alaska. We know there are safety risks—motorcycles lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle, leaving you exposed to the elements and the open road. And if you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, you’re probably feeling scared and uncertain.
An injury can affect every part of your life. How will you provide financial support for you and your family? How will you afford the cost of your medical bills for injuries that may require long-term treatment? How will you get back to doing the things you love?
You don’t have to go through this difficult time alone.
At Paskvan & Ringstad, P.C., we help Alaska residents like you who have been hurt or who have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident. You don’t have to settle for whatever the insurance company is willing to offer you; we’re here to fight for the compensation you deserve so you can focus on what matters most: recovering.
Our firm’s experienced motorcycle accident attorneys are dedicated to giving you peace of mind. We will listen to you. We will respect you. We will defend you.
Our Motorcycle Accident Injury Process
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, we hope that you will seek legal counsel as soon as possible. Your future is at stake. Alaska residents can call and set up an appointment with Paskvan & Ringstad, P.C. for a free consultation. We will discuss your rights based on your unique situation.
Several things our attorneys can do for you are to advise you of your legal options, gather information, and prepare for trial if necessary. Cases typically settle when the insurance company knows that you’re ready and willing to go to trial. The insurance company is likely to pay fair compensation to avoid going to trial, which is why it is important to get your case ready from the start. If the case can’t be settled through negotiation, we’ll defend you—all the way to court.
What type of compensation can I get?
The cost of treating your injuries can be astronomical, and you may not have the resources to pay for treatment. If you’ve suffered from injuries or lost a loved one due to a motorcycle accident, you should seek compensation for your losses. Damages for your injuries could include the following:
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of future earnings
- Past medical bills
- Cost of future medical care
- Loss of property
- Pain and suffering
If your loved one died in a motorcycle accident, you may be eligible to receive wrongful death damages, which could include the following:
- Medical bills before death
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of financial contribution
Compensation is dependent upon the facts and details of your individual case. The experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at Paskvan & Ringstad, P.C. will work with you to determine the best course of action and fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
How long do I have to file a claim?
The Alaska statute of limitations for a personal injury is, generally, two years after the time of injury. That being said, no one should wait until the last minute to file a claim. The sooner you contact an attorney, the easier it is to pursue your case. Evidence will be easier to obtain, and there is a greater chance that you will get a fair result and full compensation.
What do I do after an accident?
Here at Paskvan & Ringstad, P.C., we hope you are never involved in a motorcycle accident. You may have worn all the appropriate safety gear and followed safe driving practices to the best of your ability, but accidents do happen. When they do, it’s important to be aware of what you should and shouldn’t do after the accident.
- Note the time of the accident if you’re able
- Exchange information with the other driver (name, address, insurance company, and insurance policy)
- Contact police and/or emergency personnel
- Check to see if there are witnesses and get their contact information
- Take photographs of the scene
- Seek medical treatment and tell the medical professionals everything
- Call your insurance agent and notify them of the accident
- Tell the police you feel okay—you’re injuries may be more extensive than you realize in the heat of the moment
- Accept fault for the accident on the scene
Ultimately, your health and safety is the biggest priority. Seek medical attention for your injuries as soon as possible and record photographic evidence of those injuries as they progress and heal. It is also important to keep a record of your medical bills, doctor visits, surgeries, and anything else having to do with your injury. This is all evidence that can be used to build your case.
Don’t let the insurance companies take advantage of you. We’ll defend you.
If you or a loved one was involved in a motorcycle accident, the attorneys at Paskvan & Ringstad, P.C. are ready to advocate for your best interests. Call or request a free consultation today to learn more about how we can help you. We work for a contingency fee, meaning that you don’t pay unless we collect compensation for you. There is no risk in calling. Let’s get you the justice you deserve.