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Auto Accidents

Anchorage Car Accident Attorney

Comprehensive Legal Support for Auto Accident Victims in Alaska

If you have been in a terrible car accident, I understand that the recovery process can be time-consuming, draining, and painful, depending on the severity of your situation.

At the Law Offices of David Henderson, I have provided sound legal advice for numerous clients who have found themselves in circumstances such as yours.

Explore Our Legal Support for Various Vehicle Accident Cases:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • ATV accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Snow machine accidents

I aim to deliver a better experience during your lawsuit than you could get from another Alaska car accident lawyer. When you hire me to resolve your situation, I work to find solutions for every front.

After formulating a strategic plan of action, I pursue favorable outcomes that will benefit your physical state and the condition of your vehicle. As a car accident attorney in Anchorage, I can use my expertise to help avoid unnecessary stress for you and your family.

Make an appointment with our Anchorage car accident attorneys for a free case evaluation to find out your options.

Car Accident Cases We Handle

Car accidents can occur in various ways, and understanding the different types can help you navigate your legal rights and options. Our experienced Anchorage car accident attorneys have handled cases involving:

  • Rear-end collisions
  • Head-on collisions
  • T-bone accidents
  • Side-swipe accidents
  • Multi-vehicle pile-ups
  • Hit and run accidents

Each type of accident may have different factors that contribute to liability and potential compensation. Our team is well-versed in investigating the circumstances surrounding different types of car accidents to build a strong case on your behalf.

Understanding Alaska's Car Accident Laws and Your Rights

Alaska follows a traditional "fault" systems when it comes to financial responsibility for car accidents. In other words, the party who caused a car accident will be responsible for compensating anyone who was injured or suffered damages as a result of the crash.

Options for Seeking Compensation After an Auto Accident in Alaska:

  • File a claim with your own insurance company, if the loss is covered
  • File a third-party claim with the at-fault driver's insurance company
  • File a personal injury lawsuit in civil court against the at-fault driver

Vehicle owners in Alaska must purchase and maintain at least $50,000 of bodily injury coverage per person, $100,000 of bodily injury coverage per crash, and $25,000 of property damage coverage per accident. This coverage pays for medical expenses, property damage, and other costs of other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians who are injured in a crash up to policy limits.

Unfortunately, this minimum coverage is often woefully inadequate as a single day of care in a hospital's intensive care unit can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

If you have been injured in a crash with an uninsured or underinsured driver, I can help you file a civil claim against the responsible driver in pursuit of additional compensation.

Alaska's Statute of Limitations for Car Accidents

If you are injured in a car accident in Alaska, you have two years from the date of your crash to file a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver. This same two-year deadline applies to wrongful death claims related to car accidents. If this deadline expires, you could permanently lose your right to pursue damages.

Essential Steps to Take After a Car Accident

Your actions immediately after a car accident can have an impact on your ability to recover compensation. It is important to be prepared and have a plan in place to protect your interests and minimize your chances of having your claim denied.

Immediate Actions to Take Following a Vehicle Collision:

  • Stop and render aid. Never flee the scene of an accident.
  • Call for help. If there are any serious injuries, dial 9-1-1 and request an ambulance. Likewise, you must call the police and report the crash if anyone is injured or killed or if there is more than $2,000 worth of property damage.
  • Collect evidence. Take photos of all property damage, the positions of all vehicles relative to one another, tire tracks / skid marks, traffic patterns, weather conditions, and any other details relevant to your crash. If you can, take photos of any injuries you have sustained as well. The more photographic evidence you have, the better.
  • Exchange information. Get the contact information of all involved parties and witnesses to the crash. Exchange driver's license numbers, license plate numbers, vehicle registration information, and insurance policy numbers with all involved motorists.
  • Do not admit fault. Even simple apologies such as "I'm sorry" or "I didn't see you" can potentially be misconstrued as admissions of fault before an investigation has even been performed. Be polite, but stick to the facts and avoid making any uncertain statements. Make sure you tell the police your account of what happened.
  • Seek medical attention. Even if you feel fine, there is still a chance that you may have been injured. Tell the doctor about every ache and pain you experience and mention that you were in a car accident. Follow their treatment instructions closely and keep a record of how your injuries affect your day-to-day life during your recovery. Request copies of all medical records relevant to your treatment and record all expenses you incur as a result of your injuries.
  • Inform your insurance company. You likely need to report the crash to your insurance company within a few days to be eligible for coverage. Be sure to consult the wording of your policy to identify any filing deadlines and act accordingly.

How Our Legal Team Can Support You

Although not all accidents must be followed up by legal action, I understand that the process may be necessary in the case of a serious accident. Such a circumstance often occurs due to negligence on the road. You do not have to remain a victim any longer. My job is to help you discover practical options for recovery.

Potential Compensation for Car Accident Victims in Anchorage:

  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning opportunities
  • Loss of spouse
  • Medical bills
  • Physical therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Ongoing care
  • Severe pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death (if a loved one was killed)

I guide you through each step of the process, from ascertaining insurance coverage to determining fault to negotiating a settlement. Leave the job to someone who has over 20 years of experience successfully representing clients in situations such as your own.

When you need a skilled car accident attorney, give me a call at (888) 295-6566. Free consultation available!

Frequently Asked Questions: Anchorage Car Accidents

What Can I Do If The At-fault Driver Is Uninsured Or Underinsured?

If you're involved in a car accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver in Anchorage, AK, you can file a civil claim against the responsible driver in pursuit of additional compensation. An experienced car accident attorney can help you navigate this process and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Why Should I Hire A Car Accident Attorney In Anchorage, Ak?

Hiring a car accident attorney in Anchorage, AK can provide several benefits. An attorney can help you navigate the legal process, gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and fight for the compensation you deserve. They can also handle the paperwork and legal complexities, allowing you to focus on your recovery.

How Can I Receive Compensation After A Car Accident In Anchorage, Ak?

To receive compensation after a car accident in Anchorage, AK, you can file an insurance claim with your own insurance company if the loss is covered, file a third-party claim with the at-fault driver's insurance company, or file a personal injury lawsuit in civil court against the at-fault driver. An experienced car accident attorney can guide you through the process and help you pursue the maximum compensation available.

Why Trust Us?

  • Free Case Consultations
  • More Than 20 Years of Experience
  • Millions Recovered for Clients
  • Available 24/7

Victories That Speak For Themselves

  • $1.1 Million Back Injuries
  • $1 Million Brain Injury
  • $1.4 Million Defective Product Injury
  • $22.1 Million Medical Malpractice
  • $3.8 Million Medical Malpractice
  • $1.5 Million Medical Malpractice