Here in Alaska, we love our outdoor sports and activities. As summer rolls around, one of the favorite pastimes for many Alaskans is to take to the hills riding motorcycles and ATVs. For many people, there is no better way to experience the scenery and beauty of our state. In many cases, however, these trips can lead to a hospital emergency room—or worse.
Personal injury is an area of legal practice that covers a wide range of topics, from dog bites to medical malpractice to vehicle accidents. However, there are a few things that all personal injury claims have in common, and one of these is the most important thing you can remember when you are struggling with a devastating injury: you have the right to seek compensation for your distress.
If you have been injured in an accident, the first thing on your mind is probably your physical condition.
At the moment of the crash, fall, or another event, you may not be thinking about who will pay your medical bills or your lost wages. However, it is very important to determine quickly who is responsible for the accident, as this person and his or her insurance company will figure prominently in your ability to pay for these expenses in the future. With the help of an experienced personal injury attorney, it is usually possible to determine who is at fault in your accident and who is responsible for paying your expenses.
People who are unfamiliar with the average cost of an accident often see personal injury settlements as inflated. They consider the idea of going to court to be a long, drawn-out process, and often settle quickly to avoid expense and problems. This is just what the insurance companies want.
Billions of people around the world have at least some sort of online, social media presence. On a daily basis, we may find ourselves sharing photos with loved ones, updating our professional network, or retweeting things we agree with. Social media is one of the main ways we communicate with one another, and it can feel like second nature. So how would that be affected by a personal injury claim?
Pursuing a fair settlement on your behalf will most likely be the first course of action by your personal injury lawyer if someone else injures you. If no settlement is possible, the next step is to take the matter to court for a jury’s decision. When do you know, though, when settling your case is … Read more
We talked recently about the importance of seeing a doctor immediately after being involved in an accident. Simply put, an examination by a physician as soon as possible is important to strengthening your personal injury case, and receiving the justice and compensation to which you’re entitled.
However, did you know that what you actually discuss with your doctor is just as important as what’s revealed in the examination itself?
After being offered just $50,000 by his employer following an injury on the job, a former employer was awarded $1.63 million by a jury.
Rather than taking the low-ball settlement offer, the victim was wise to secure the services of a personal injury lawyer who was not afraid to take the case all the way to court.
In this issue, the Alaska personal injury lawyers will talk about the specifics of the case, and the importance of selecting a lawyer with the courage to refuse a settlement and proceed to court.
We’re proud to represent Alaskans who have been injured by others and help them secure the financial compensation to which they’re entitled so they can continue with their lives. It’s important to remember, however, that just being hurt – even severely in an accident – doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a valid personal injury … Read more
If someone else harms you, a personal injury lawyer is your best option for securing the compensation to which you’re entitled. Because medical bills and lost income can quickly put most of use in a bind, it’s crucial that you get as much compensation as possible.
In this issue, the personal injury lawyers with Barber & Associates will equip you with the knowledge you need to make sure you’re able to select the right lawyer for your case.