Native Alaskan Airplane Injury Attorneys
Airplane crashes can be absolutely devastating. If you’ve suffered an injury or loss in Alaska because of an airplane accident, you’re likely feeling confused, frustrated, and upset. At Paskvan & Ringstad, P.C., we know that monetary compensation cannot replace your loved one or give you back the quality of life you once had. But fighting for the justice you deserve can help build a more secure financial future for yourself and your family.
This won’t be easy, but we’re here for you.
The airplane crash attorneys at Paskvan & Ringstad, P.C. have worked with many families like yours around Alaska to successfully resolve these types of cases. We zealously advocate for our clients to ensure the best possible outcome for their unique situation. Our firm’s experienced lawyers will do whatever it takes to bring you to justice, and we will always do so ethically.
Why do I need an airplane crash attorney?
You may be tempted to avoid litigation by settling your claim with the insurance company on your own. This may seem like the simple solution, but this could be extremely harmful to your financial future. Insurance companies have their best interests in mind—not yours. Don’t let the insurance companies take advantage of you. The attorneys at Paskvan & Ringstad, P.C. will zealously and ethically advocate for you. Airplanes are complex, as is the process following an airplane accident. Multiple parties are often involved, and determining who is responsible can get confusing. That’s where we come in. Our experienced airplane crash lawyers will identify all responsible parties to obtain the compensation you rightly deserve.
While your case is pending, our airplane crash attorneys will conduct an investigation, collect evidence, and perform the legal research. If the case can’t be settled through negotiation, we’ll defend you—all the way to court. We will serve as advisers about any settlement offers, but you will make the final decision about whether or not you’d like to accept a settlement.
What happens after a plane crash in Alaska?
Immediately following a plane crash in Alaska, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) conducts a thorough investigation. The NTSB, which operates as a governmental investigation agency, investigates the circumstances of the accident to determine the probable cause. This involves securing the area, documenting the scene, and collecting evidence. Shortly after the crash, the NTSB will interview the pilot, if he or she survived the crash, and any witnesses.
An exhaustive investigation of all factors—mechanical, operational, and human performance—are then taken into account. Overall, this process can take months to complete because of the large amount of evidence collected.
Who is held responsible for a crash?
If you suffered an injury or lost a loved one due to an airplane crash, a lawsuit can be brought to recover compensation from those responsible for causing the accident. Depending on your situation, multiple parties may be held responsible for the crash, including:
- The airline involved
- The owner of the aircraft
- The manufacturer of the aircraft and its important parts
- The aircraft maintenance provider
- The government (for potential negligence by air traffic controllers and weather services)
- Airport operators
These parties, if found to be contributors to the accident, will be required to pay damages for the losses you or your loved one sustained. This compensation could cover:
- Lost wages
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of future earnings
- Past medical bills
- Cost of future medical care
- Loss of property
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses
Compensation is dependent upon the facts and details of your individual case. The experienced airplane crash attorneys at Paskvan & Ringstad, P.C. will work with you to determine the best course of action. We will uncover any and all guilty parties to make sure they are held accountable for your suffering.
Why are there so many airplane crashes in Alaska?
Airplane crashes occur with alarming frequency in our state—more than twice the national average, according to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s Air Safety Foundation. Several common factors include:
- Unpredictable weather
- Bad terrain
- Pilot error
- Equipment error
- Manufacturing mistakes
- Aerodynamic design defects
- Ground control errors
For many Alaskans, flying hundreds of miles to a bigger city for shopping is quite common. Aircrafts face the added danger of navigating treacherous mountain passes.
We Will Listen to You. We Will Respect You. We Will Defend You.
At Paskvan & Ringstad, P.C., we take your trust seriously. Our goal is to help you get the compensation you deserve for the physical, financial, and psychological damage you’ve suffered. Contact us today at our Fairbanks, Alaska, office for a free consultation. There is no risk; you pay nothing until we collect compensation for you. Let’s discuss how we can protect your rights and guide you through this extremely difficult time.