Dangerous Road Conditions
Alaska is widely known for its stunning scenery and its incredible natural beauty. While the majority of people who visit Alaska arrive or travel via plane, train or cruise ship, the most common forms of transportation in the state of Alaska continues to be trucks and other motor vehicles. In 2012, the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities reported there were 59 fatalities and more than 400 serious, non-fatal injuries from car accidents and other vehicle-related crashes. The majority of car accidents, both within the state and throughout the nation, are caused as a result of careless or distracted drivers. One other factor, which is germane to Alaska, is the dangerous road conditions. Any road can prove treacherous regardless of whether or not you are familiar with the local terrain. Road conditions in Alaska can also become extremely dangerous due to severe weather conditions, as well as a lack of proper maintenance and repair.
In Alaska, the government holds a certain level of responsibility for the upkeep of all public roads. Similar to the property owner who is legally liable if someone were to slip & fall on his or her property, certain government entities can be held liable for accidents that occur as a result of poorly maintained roads, streets and highways.
If you or a loved one has sustained severe injuries in a car accident as the result of dangerous road conditions, we recommend you contact Johnson Beard & Trueb, PC at once. Our firm has extensive experience representing accident victims throughout the state. We are known for our compassion, our work ethic, our knowledge of personal injury law as it pertains to Alaska, and our heart-felt commitment to our clients. We are also known for getting results. We have recovered more than $10 million dollars on behalf of our clients and we are determined to help you get pursue optimum results for your case as well.
Our attorneys are intimately familiar with state personal injury law and we are fully aware of the complexities surrounding such cases. Unlike most claims, filing a claim or lawsuit against the government for the purpose of recovering damages involves an entirely different legal process. As our firm has more than 40 years combined experience in fighting to protect the rights of accident victims throughout the state, you can count on us to be the aggressive advocate you need to pursue the compensation you deserve. Contact an Alaska personal injury lawyer at our firm and schedule an appointment to discuss your case today.