Personal Injury FAQ
You have questions. Johnson Beard & Trueb, PC has answers.
Few people know exactly what to do in order to get compensation after a
serious accident. That is why you cannot to afford to wait when it comes
to hiring an Alaska personal injury lawyer from the offices of Johnson
Beard & Trueb, PC. Our firm is dedicated to serving Alaskans who have
been injured in all types of accidents across the state. We do everything
necessary to build the strongest case, including traveling anywhere in
the state, no matter how far.
Our attorneys understand the community of Alaska and will travel by plane, boat, or
snowmobile out in the bush in order to handle your case to your satisfaction.
Get started by reading through the questions and answers we have provided
below. The best way to learn about your situation and your options, however,
is to engage in a
free case evaluation with a member of our legal team. Schedule your appointment today!
Am I eligible for compensation?
- In order to file a successful claim for compensation after an accident,
you must be able to prove that you were injured in an accident and that
you were not responsible for causing your accident or injuries in any
way. You must also be able to establish liability on the part of someone
else, holding them responsible for your damages.
How much is my personal injury claim worth?
- Some personal injury damages, such as medical bills and property repairs,
have a set and measurable monetary value. Other damages, however, such
as pain and suffering, have no set value and must be determined by negotiation,
or by a judge in court. That is why must hire a skilled personal injury
lawyer who can fight to maximize your compensation.
How long will my case take?
- There is no way to give an exact timeline for how long an injury case will
take since it varies in each situation. A large factor in determining
how long it will take is whether or not a settlement will be reached or
if the case needs to be taken to court. There is no timetable for injury
claims and lawsuits. It can be a matter of months or for more challenging
situations it can last years. Having an attorney can help streamline the
process and seek a resolution in a more timely manner.
What is wrongful death?
- Wrongful death is when an innocent person loses their life in an accident
caused by someone else. A wrongful death claim is a claim that is filed
by the victim's surviving family members and / or dependents in order
to obtain compensation for all financial and emotional damages that result
from their loved one's wrongful death.
When should I file my case?
- As soon as possible is best. It can be a time-consuming process so you
want to get started now. There is also a Statute of limitations for how
long you have to be able to seek compensation. Waiting too long may cause
you to lose your right to compensation.
- Wrongful death claims must be filed within two years of the accident or
accident-related death, according to the statute of limitations for wrongful
death. Any claims that are filed after this limit will not be valid and
will not result in compensation.
What damages can I recover in a claim?
By filing a personal injury claim, you can obtain compensation for medical
bills, property repairs and replacement, mileage to and from doctor appointments,
loss of income, impairment, and disability, pain, and suffering. These
are only some of the most common personal injury damages for which you
could receive compensation.
Speak with an attorney to learn what damages are able to be recovered for your specific case.
When should I file a personal injury claim?
- According to the statute of limitations, you must file a personal injury
claim within two years of the accident or of the moment your accident-related
injuries appear. Otherwise, you forfeit your right to compensation.
How is economic value determined for non-economic damages?
- As seen above, many damages resulting from wrongful death are not economic
in nature. In order to determine the amount of compensation for these
damages, the court will examine the extent of the family's loss and
suffering and will come up with a monetary amount that is considered to
be adequate compensation. This is where a skilled attorney becomes necessary,
since they play a part in helping the court realize how serious the damages
are and how they need extensive compensation.
Do I need to hire an attorney?
- The best and most beneficial decision you can make at this time is to hire
a lawyer. Your chances of obtaining maximum compensation are very low
without the representation of a skilled and experienced personal injury
lawyer. Consult a member of our legal team today to take the first step
toward fair compensation.