At Johnson Beard & Trueb, PC, we have been representing car accident victims throughout Alaska for more than 75 years combined. In that time, we have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. If you or someone you love was hurt by the actions of a negligent driver, you can count on our firm to provide the dedicated legal representation you deserve.
You will need to establish liability in order to recover maximum compensation, which requires that you provide adequate documentation of the other driver's negligence, and of your injuries. As soon as you contact a car accident lawyer at Johnson Beard & Trueb, PC, we can get to work on your case. Initial consultations are free, so please don’t wait to give us a call.
Attorney Douglas G. Johnson has been included in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers and is a board member and former president of the Alaska Academy of Trial Lawyers. Contact our firm today to retain a strong advocate for your accident case.
Some of the most common injuries in car accidents include whiplash, seat belt injuries, cuts, and bruises. Even these seemingly minor injuries can have a lasting impact, especially in whiplash cases, so do not hesitate to hire an Alaska car accident attorney to ensure that you receive a fair settlement. Our firm is ready to help you seek justice.
Common car accident injuries can include:
What should I do after a car accident?
If you are able to safely move around, be sure to document the accident to the fullest extent. This means taking pictures of the scene of the collision – your car and theirs – exchanging important information, and taking detailed notes of what happened while it is still fresh on your mind. The information you want to collect from the other driver(s) involved will include their driver's license number, plate number, insurance details, contact information, and full name.
How do you determine fault in a car accident?
When seeking to prove fault in a car accident, it all comes down to who was careless in their actions. Negligence could mean that the driver was distracted, drunk, or perhaps driving recklessly. Whatever the case may be, if the person who caused the accident was doing something that violates a traffic law or simply places other people in danger, then they may be considered liable for the accident. They would also then be responsible for any resulting damages and/or injuries.
Can both drivers be considered at fault, even if I was the one injured?
Yes. However, the rule of comparative negligence states that you can still pursue compensation for an accident that was partially your fault. The recovery would simply be diminished by your decided level of culpability. The state of Alaska, among others, allows the plaintiff to recover damages for an accident as long as the court finds that they are not responsible for the actual injury. If this is the case, they may be able to receive up to 65% of the damages claimed in the accident.
If I was rear-ended in a crash, can I be considered liable?
In the majority of motor vehicle accident situations, if you were hit from behind, the accident will be the fault of the driver behind you, no matter the reasons for you stopping. The common rules of the road encourage drivers to stay far behind the car in front of them so that there is room to stop in case of a sudden slow-down in traffic. If the driver behind you still hits your car, they were likely driving unreasonably close to you and will be considered at fault for the collision.
If you have been involved in a car accident of some sort and were injured, having a skilled legal professional on your side is in your best interest. At our firm, we are dedicated to helping our clients recover damages for their property and injuries, in the amount that they deserve. When you work with a trusted Anchorage car accident lawyer at Johnson Beard & Trueb, PC, you can trust that your case will be handled with the level of attention and professionalism it deserves.
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Pay Nothing Up FrontBecause we take cases on contingency, there is no cost to you unless we recover compensation. This means you get the help you need without the high attorney fees.
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“Going through this difficult process it was nice to have such a great team at Johnson Kamai & Trueb. I was always getting updates from the attorney or paralegals. Even now that my case is over I still get cards or emails from them just checking in on me. Very grateful to them and I strongly recommend them to anyone.”