Knowledge, Compassion, & the Legal Skills You Need for Results
75 Years of Combined Professional Experience
Our team has
75 years of collective experience and we have handled all types of claims to get successful results. We
seek full compensation so that our clients' needs are taken care of. We
handle claims forcar accidents,
catastrophic injuries, and many more! No matter how serious your case may be or how far out
in the bush you may live,
we will travel by any means available to reach you and help you fight for fair compensation. Whether by plane, boat, snowmobile,
or dog sled, we will go the distance to meet with you!
Our clients are our main concern, which means we will do anything in our
power to fulfill their needs and win their cases. Our hard work has allowed
us to recover millions of dollars on behalf of our clients
– let us help you too!
How We Do Things Differently
Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney?
When you are involved in an accident due to someone else's negligence,
you have rights to seek compensation for justice. The process of filing
a personal injury claim can be overwhelming and complicated if you are
unfamiliar with insurance demands, legal guidelines, and settlement demands.
Additionally, the amount of paperwork and fees will start to pile up when
you begin this process, and keeping track of all the details is often
the last thing that you have time for when you are recovering from an injury.
Hiring a personal injury attorney in Anchorage is the best decision when
you are seeking compensation due to negligence. Our attorneys at
Johnson, Beard & Trueb, P.C. have the experience that you need to receive maximum compensation for
your claim. We can help you understand when to decide between settlements
or trials, negotiations, filing lawsuits, and how to prove fault in an
injury case. Our dedication to your success and justice for your injuries
will give you peace of mind while you navigate all of the options involved
in this difficult time. Contact our team fora consultation to begin the
process of seeking compensation for your injuries!
How to Prove Negligence
The most critical factor to establish in an injury case is negligence.
It is the basis for all personal injury claims and lawsuits. There are
some cases in which the negligence is clear, and is not disputed, but
surprisingly, this can be a little rare. It is more likely to run into
a situation in which an insurance company, or the lawyer representing
the company, disputes the fact of negligence, or tries to make a case
that the injured person (or another party) held some of the responsibility
in the case.
In any case in which there is a question about who was negligent, and to
what degree, it is imperative that you are represented legal counsel who
has a record of success at trial, particularly in proving negligence,
and secondarily, on achieving high value awards. You cannot get any settlement
or verdict without making a strong case to prove negligence first.
The manner by which negligence is proven will vary from case to case. A
full investigation into the facts must take place as early as possible
after the injury, before critical evidence is lost or destroyed. Interviews
with eyewitnesses, company employees, law enforcement officers, medical
professionals, and many others could be necessary. In an auto or vehicle
accident case, it could be necessary to get an independent accident investigator
to evaluate each vehicle, and other information, including the actual
scene of the accident, or photographs if this is all that is available.
In cases of corporate negligence, it may be necessary to subpoena emails
and other documents to prove that there was knowledge of the dangers that
led to the injury, accident or death.
Every case is unique with regard to establishing negligence. Call upon
Johnson Beard & Trueb, PC for assistance in serious injury cases in Alaska.
Damages You Can Recover
While the amount of compensation you will be able to recover in your personal
injury case can’t be predicted, since every case is different, the
types of compensation available to injury victims remain the same in every
case. These types of compensation are also called damages. There are three
types of damages, economic, non-economic, and punitive damages. In some
cases, a claimant will be able to pursue compensation for all three types
Economic damages compensate for financial losses, such as medical expenses
or missed wages due to the inability to work. Non-economic damages compensate
for non-financial losses associated with suffering an injury such as pain
and suffering or mental anguish.
Economic and non-economic damages are similar in that their main purpose
is to compensate the injured party for a specific loss. There is only
one type of damages that has a different purpose and that is punitive
damages. The purpose of punitive damages is to punish the negligent party.
Since this is the case, punitive damages are typically reserved for cases
where the at-fault party knew their actions would most likely cause harm
but did them anyway. Punitive damages are usually quite severe and are
not often awarded.
Four Things to Consider When Hiring a Personal Injury Law Firm
There are four main issues to research when looking for a personal injury
law firm to represent you or your loved one. Not all law firms, or lawyers,
are equally experienced, or talented. In searching for an Alaska personal
injury lawyer, it is advised that you look over the following issues before
you make a decision:
There are varying levels of experience, and some attorneys are new in practice,
with very little real-life experience, while others may avoid court as
much as possible, as they are not litigators, but just like to get a settlement
and then move on. Look into the trial experience of the attorney before
you make a decision – it matters.
Does the law firm have case results you can review? If there are no high-value
settlements, but the lawyer tends to represent low-value cases, and grab
a settlement for the client without putting in the hard work it requires
in serious injury cases, it is probably not the right firm for such cases.
Fight for Maximum Compensation
Some firms like to settle early, as the lawyer has too much on his or her
plate, or is not personally dedicated to the injured person or the family.
The fight for maximum compensation requires skill, determination, and
the ability to press hard on the insurance company. When there is no response,
or a failure to offer meaningful compensation, it is time to file suit.
Your lawyer must be willing to go the distance in seeking maximum compensation.
Personal One-On-One Relationship
You don't want to be represented by a law firm that runs like an "injury
mill." Many people complain that they never met their attorney, and
were only spoken to by a staff member, and never felt like they were cared
for. You want personal one-on-one care from the entire staff at the firm,
including the attorney representing you. Connect with Johnson Beard &
Trueb, PC for a firm that has the attributes and qualities you need on