Your Best Choice for Alaska Personal Injury Attorney
Doug Johnson has been fighting for injured victims’ rights in Alaska since 1995. Together, he and his partners have over 90 years of experience fighting insurance companies and large corporations for fair compensation for those injured or the families of those killed in accidents caused by the mistakes of others. During that time we have earned a strong reputation in the legal community as a trusted and powerful legal team.
At Johnson Beard & Trueb, PC, we know the law and we know how to build strong cases for our clients. We focus on the details of each and every case, leaving no stone unturned or matter unaddressed when it comes to preparing our clients’ cases. We know what is needed to win your case. We give 110% and employ the necessary resources for achieving successful outcomes in all kinds of injury and death cases, including claims for wrongful death, brain injury, amputation, quadriplegia and paraplegia, blindness, neck and back injuries, burns, knee and shoulder injuries, infections, foot and hand injuries. We are a team of handpicked lawyers, paralegals and support staff who put our experience to work seeking justice for clients like you every day.
We also know Alaska. We have worked, litigated, and travelled all over this state for our clients. No matter how far out you may live in Alaska, if need be, we will travel by any means available to reach you and help you fight for fair compensation. Whether by plane, boat, snowmachine, or dog sled, we will go the distance to see you are treated right.Claims for Personal Injury and Death
When you or someone you love is injured or killed because of someone else’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation for what you have lost due to their mistake. The process of pursuing a personal injury or wrongful death claim can be complicated and overwhelming if you are unfamiliar with how insurance works, the applicable laws and settlement demands. Paperwork and fees pile up during the process, and keeping track of all the details is the last thing you have time for when you should be focusing on your recovery from the injury.
Hiring an experienced Alaska personal injury attorney is the best decision you can make when you wish to recover fair compensation for your losses. At Johnson Beard & Trueb, PC, we have the experience and resources to help you move forward and win in negotiations, filing a lawsuit, settlements or trials. We focus on proving fault and demonstrating all of your damages and losses from the accident. Our dedication to your success and obtaining just compensation for your injuries and losses will give you peace of mind while you focus on healing and taking care of your family. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Almost all car accidents happen because one or more of the drivers involved failed to act reasonably for the road and vehicle conditions at the time. The law requires that every driver use reasonable care to avoid hitting other vehicles, people, and other objects. Basically, every driver is responsible for driving safely. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed because someone else failed to drive safely for the conditions, you are entitled to be compensated for all of your expenses and losses.
Part of driving safely includes keeping a sharp lookout for other vehicles, including motorcycles. Motorcyclists are especially vulnerable to serious injuries and death in accidents caused by the failure of other drivers to drive safely. When a collision occurs between a car and a motorcycle, the insurance company for the unsafe driver will often try to blame the motorcyclist for part or all of the accident. For these reasons, it is especially important to hire an attorney as soon as possible who is experienced in handling motorcycle accident cases.
Collisions involving large commercial trucks often cause catastrophic injuries and deaths. Such collisions can be caused by unsafe driving by the truck driver, but can also be caused by unsafe actions and decisions by the trucking company, truck owners, or dispatchers, by faulty equipment, or a combination of all of these. Sometimes, trucking companies can be held responsible for injuries and deaths caused by their failure to act reasonably when they hired the driver, failed to properly train, or failed to have and enforce proper policies and procedures to protect others on the roads. Sometimes the companies are held responsible for the actions of their employee drivers. The insurance companies for large commercial vehicles defend claims against trucking companies very aggressively.
Commercial fishing is one of the most dangerous jobs and injuries often happen. Special laws protect injured maritime workers and seamen and when a commercial fisherman is injured, their employer and the vessel interests are required to pay for medical treatment, room and board during treatment, and the wages they would have earned on the boat had they not been injured. If the injuries are caused by someone else’s mistake, or anything faulty on the boat or other equipment, the seaman will also be entitled to make a claim for pain and suffering and other lost income in the future. We estimate that here at Johnson Beard & Trueb, PC, we represent more injured commercial fishermen and other seamen than any other law firm in Alaska.
Cruise ship passengers are entitled to compensation if they are injured due to unreasonable actions or mistakes made by the cruise company, its employees or representatives, or caused by faulty equipment or facilities. These claims are subject to laws that are different that laws governing claims for injuries on land. All cruise ship passengers need to be aware that there are VERY STRICT AND VERY SHORT DEADLINES FOR GIVING NOTICE OF CLAIMS AND FOR FILING SUIT against the cruise lines or its contractors. Sometimes these very short deadlines apply to claims against tours, activities, transportation and concessions on land, if the activities were booked or scheduled through the cruise lines or in any way connected with the cruise line. If you or a loved one has been injured on a cruise or any excursion or activity relating to a cruise, you need to contact an attorney experienced in such claims right away. There is literally no time to lose in this situation!
Injury and death claims arising from plane crashes require a law firm with aviation accident experience and the resources for proper investigation, analysis, and prosecution of the claim. Johnson Beard & Trueb, PC, has the experience and all that it takes to successfully pursue injury and wrongful death claims from private and commercial aviation accidents. The claims should be asserted as soon as possible following a plane crash.
During the summer, Alaskans and visitors to Alaska are on the water. For many, boating is the main form of transportation. Whether transportation or recreation, accidents involving boats happen just the same as car accidents. When someone injures or kills someone because of unsafe operation of a boat or other watercraft, he or she needs to be held responsible for the harm they cause.
Dogs can cause terrible injuries when they attack. Dog owners owe a duty to keep their dog under control and to protect others from being injured by an aggressive dog. When owners fail to act reasonably to protect others from their dog, they are liable for all of the resulting injuries and losses, including past and future medical bills, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and other losses. Homeowner’s insurance will often be responsible for paying for those losses.
Injuries and death can result from many different kinds of defects in products and machinery, ranging from defective aircraft or heavy machinery parts to children’s car seats or even common household items. Designers, manufacturers and retailers can be held responsible for the harm caused by defective products. It is important to hire an experienced lawyer as soon as possible when pursuing a claim against a defective product or piece of machinery.
Drunk drivers cause way too many injuries and deaths every year in our state. We gladly accept claims for injuries and deaths caused by those who choose to drink and drive. We prosecute those cases as hard as we can to obtain fair and full compensation for our clients.
Claims for deaths caused by the mistakes or unreasonable actions of others are known as wrongful death claims. While most injury laws still apply, claims for wrongful death have their own unique laws and rules governing who can bring the claims, how they must be prosecuted, how the can be resolved, and who can receive compensation. Because of this, pursuing a wrongful death claim requires attorneys or law firms like Johnson Beard & Trueb, PC, that are experienced in both personal injury and probate law. We handle wrongful death claims on a regular basis, and have what it takes to properly assert and pursue these cases.
We fight for justice for our clients for their own personal injuries and their losses from the wrongful deaths of loved ones. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an accident, let Alaska personal injury lawyer Doug Johnson and his team guide you. Johnson Beard & Trueb, PC has recovered tens of missions of dollars for our clients and it will be our goal to get you full compensation. We offer free consultations and will travel where needed to take care of our clients.
Call us today at (907) 277-0161.