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At Ringstad Law Office, P.C. in Fairbanks, Alaska

We have built a practice solely around personal injury law. Within that niche practice area, however, we handle a wide variety of injuries. If you have been seriously hurt in an automobile or truck accident, airplane crash, motorcycle accident, construction accident, or by a defective product, unsafe conditions, or road defect, contact our attorneys today. We are aggressive in our defense of our clients and hold ourselves to high expectations, fighting for the compensation you need and deserve.

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 Ringstad Law Office, P.C., you will be working with 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.

Ken has over 35 years of 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

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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.

Local Accident Reports

Practice Areas

We understand that insurance companies often make getting the compensation you are entitled to as difficult and time-consuming as possible. We help those injured in Fairbanks, Alaska, obtain an equitable settlement for the negligent actions of another person or entity. Fortunately for you, that’s what we do, day in and day out.

We offer competent, aggressive, caring representation for your personal injury claim, building a solid argument on your behalf. You can always trust us to keep your best interests in mind and to ensure you are involved and informed about your case. We believe our clients benefit the most when they are involved, therefore, we work hard to ensure you are involved in your case, while taking care of the legal details on your behalf, allowing you the time to heal from your injuries.

If you believe you may have a Fairbanks, Alaska personal injury claim, contact Ringstad Law Office, P.C. today. We can help you with the following types of personal injury claims:

Car Accidents

Car accidents are, by and large, the primary cause of personal injury claims. If you were left injured after an auto accident which was not your fault, contact Ringstad Law Office, P.C. to help you file an auto accident claim. We can help you get the compensation for your lost wages and pain and suffering.

Motorcycle Accidents

While riding a motorcycle can be a fun, enjoyable way to relax and explore the beautiful state of Alaska, there are risks associated with motorcycles. Primarily, the risks center around the total lack of protection. While a driver in a vehicle is surrounded by a metal and glass “cage,” and has seat belts and airbags, the motorcyclist has no protection whatsoever, other than a helmet—if worn—and protective gear, such as “leathers.” If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, you may have injuries which could take a lifetime to heal, and you may never be able to return to work. A Ringstad Law Office, P.C. attorney can help you receive the compensation you need and deserve.

Truck Accidents

While any auto accident can cause severe, even fatal injuries, when a smaller passenger vehicle collides with a large truck, the odds that those in the smaller vehicle will be gravely injured increase exponentially. This means that those involved in a truck accident may have catastrophic injuries, leading to years, or a lifetime of medical treatments and rehabilitation. Do not attempt to handle a truck accident on your own—contact Ringstad Law Office, P.C. today.

Pedestrian Accidents

There are laws which exist to protect pedestrians in Fairbanks, Alaska, however drivers often ignore these laws. Pedestrians almost always have the right-of-way because they are so vulnerable when hit. The elderly and children are particularly vulnerable to being struck by an automobile. If you are the victim of a pedestrian accident, Ringstad Law Office, P.C. will work hard on your behalf to ensure you are properly compensated for your injuries.

Wrongful Death

A wrongful death occurs when a person dies as the result of an injury caused by another person’s negligence. A wrongful death claim is made by those who are close to the decedent, or by his or her estate. Losing a loved one is a traumatic, heartbreaking experience. No amount of money can ever change the grief that accompanies such a loss. However, financial compensation from the negligent party can ensure that you do not have to worry about how you will pay for your loved one’s funeral and other last expenses, or how you will support yourself and your family if the decedent was the primary wage earner. At Ringstad Law Office, P.C., we make sure the responsible party is held accountable for his or her negligence.

Unsafe Conditions

If you have been injured on another person’s property due to an unsafe or dangerous condition, or you have lost a loved one as a result of an unsafe or dangerous condition, you deserve justice. Property owners must ensure the property is safe for others; if the property has a dangerous condition the owner was aware of—or should have been aware of, the property owner can be held responsible. At Ringstad Law Office, P.C. we can help you through this difficult time with the guidance and support you need, taking care of the legal aspects of your claim, allowing you to focus on healing.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are more common than you might think, with nearly a million people in the United States receiving sometimes-serious injuries as the result of a slip and fall accident each year. If your head strikes a hard surface, a “simple” slip and fall can result in a traumatic brain injury. Other common injuries include broken bones and back and neck injuries.

Road Defects

Most of us assume the roadways we travel on are safe and have been properly designed. Unfortunately, this is not always true. All too often, a defective or poorly designed roadway causes a serious accident with injuries. At Ringstad Law Office, P.C., we can aggressively target the government agency responsible for your injuries, however, there is a limited window of time to do so. We believe you are entitled to compensation for your injuries and will work within that window of time on your behalf.

Construction Injuries

The construction industry is well-known for being one of the most dangerous fields to work in. Further, individuals walking by or through a construction zone can end up with injuries from dangerous conditions on the site. The “fatal four” leading causes of construction industry deaths are electrocution, falls, being struck by an object and being crushed between two objects. As many as one in ten construction workers will suffer some level of injury each year. If you have been injured on a construction site, Ringstad Law Office, P.C. can help.

Defective Products

As consumers, when we buy and use a product, we assume the product is safe and will not cause harm when used properly. We have a right to expect the products we routinely use are safe, or if hazards exist, there are clear warnings to that effect. A product is considered defective if it fails to work as intended, malfunctions when used, has an unsafe design, or has a flawed design. Legal representation is essential if you or a loved one has been injured or become ill as the result of a dangerous or defective product. We believe Ringstad Law Office, P.C. can help you obtain equitable compensation for your injuries resulting from a defective product.

Insurance Disputes

Insurance companies can be very difficult to deal with following an accident caused by the negligence of another individual. The goal of most insurance companies is to pay out as little as possible, adding to their yearly company profits. In particular, if you are hit by an uninsured or underinsured driver, you may have difficulty obtaining compensation for your injuries. Let Ringstad Law Office, P.C. help you through this difficult time. We are highly experienced in dealing with insurance companies and will work hard to obtain compensation for your injuries.

Ski and Snowboard Accidents

Skiing and snowboarding are popular activities across the United States, and particularly in Alaska, which boasts seven premier ski resorts. It can be difficult to prove negligence or recklessness in a skiing or snowboarding accident, however, we at Ringstad Law Office, P.C. will work hard on your behalf to ensure you are properly compensated following your ski or snowboard accident.

Snowmobile Accidents

With the number of snowmobiles in the state of Alaska, there are many snowmobile accidents. When a snowmobile accident is the result of the negligence or recklessness of another, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. An experienced attorney from Ringstad Law Office, P.C. can help you receive an equitable settlement for your Fairbanks, Alaska snowmobile accident.

Airplane Crash Accidents

An airplane crash can have devastating consequences. If you have suffered an injury or loss as a result of an Alaska airplane crash, contact an attorney from Ringstad Law Office, P.C. While monetary compensation cannot replace a loved one, or return you to the quality of life you had prior to the crash, it can result in a more secure financial future for you and your family.

Nursing Home Abuse

Exploitation, abuse, and neglect are much more common in nursing homes in the United States than you might think. Nursing home abuse results in elevated levels of stress and psychological distress as well as decreased levels of self-confidence. An experienced nursing home abuse attorney from Ringstad Law Office, P.C. can help your loved one receive justice following incidents of nursing home abuse.


 
We have more than 35 years of experience practicing in Fairbanks, Alaska. We know Alaska law, and we know the people in our community. We will be in your corner throughout the entire process, and will always think of you as a person, rather than a case. We will listen to your needs, protect your rights, and work toward your goals—together. Contact Ringstad Law Offices, P.C. today.

Why You Should Wait To Settle

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

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