You’ve sacrificed everything to protect your country’s citizens and freedom. Whether you’re the one wearing the uniform, or the one supporting the ones in uniform from home, we know your sacrifice is extraordinary. It takes an incredible amount of boldness to put on that uniform daily and decide to place the safety of your country above your own life. But, what happens when you’re the one that needs protecting?
Imagine that you’ve just returned from your last tour and you’re looking out of the window at Fort Wainwright, thinking about how you’re finally able to live with your family for an extended period of time. You’re grabbing your bag from the huge pile of identical green and gray bags. It’ll be good to use normal luggage again after this. You’d like to shake the hand of whoever invented the wheels on the bottom of the suitcase. That’s the thought going through your head when you see her. It’s really only been six months, but you could swear it was a hundred years. Your embrace feels right. Nothing has changed. You fit together perfectly. You’d been in the States for a few hours, but now you are home.
Then, in what feels like a dramatized, over-used scene of a cheesy love movie, you lose your footing on the icy sidewalk. That’s where the similarity to the movie ends. Instead of gracefully landing in a fresh pile of powder snow, it’s a patch of ice and concrete that offers no cushion between the back of your head, your low back, and the asphalt. In a matter of seconds, your joy morphs into pain.
As the sole provider for your family, the time you take off of work is debilitating, and the medical bills are piling up. That’s when the thoughts start coming. You slipped on ice in unsafe conditions, where there were a lot of people walking. Is it even reasonable to think you’re not completely responsible for this? Where do you stand with your medical bills and time off of work? Would it be public information if you sought a consultation about the case? Does this have to go through military lawyers?
We encourage you to keep asking these types of questions and seeking answers. You deserve compensation for the financial burden of your injury and for the hardship it caused your family. We are proud, lifelong Alaskans and we want you to focus on recovering. We proudly serve the people of Fort Wainwright. Let us handle the tedious details with experienced precision while you heal. Contact us for more information about personal injury cases on army posts.