While Alaska is a wonderful place in which to live and work, its roadways often leave a lot to be desired. In some places near Anchorage, the roads are already dangerous. When you factor in negligent drivers, your risk of involvement in a preventable automobile accident typically increases.
Unfortunately, it is not always possible to avoid a personal injury caused by an accident. However, you do have a right to seek compensation when your suffering arises out of negligence.
Our attorneys have seen victims with a valid claim emerge from the claims process empty-handed because they made serious mistakes. We do not want this to happen to you, so our lawyers have put together a short list of common personal injury claim mistakes you should avoid.
- Going it alone: In some cases, it might be possible to win a claim without counsel, but your odds of success will increase with guidance from an experienced legal advocate.
- Waiting to file: In our state, automobile accident victims have only two years to file a personal injury claim. Waiting too long to pursue compensation is one of the most common and detrimental errors. However, we do usually recommend seeking a legal opinion even if the two years have already expired.
- Not seeing a medical professional: Even if you feel fine immediately after an accident, it is wise to get a medical opinion. Your health care records can strengthen your case if you decide to pursue injury compensation.
We encourage you to continue exploring the resources available on our website for additional information about your options after an accident. We also invite you to reach out to our team for answers to your questions.