Anchorage Personal Injury Attorney
Representing Injured Alaskans in Complex Cases
If you were injured as a result of someone else's negligent or wrongful conduct, you are entitled to take legal action. With 20 years of legal experience and thousands of injury cases successfully handled, Anchorage personal injury attorney Anthony Banker and the team at Banker Law Group, P.C. can assist you in the legal process. We understand what works—and what doesn't. Anthony brings past experience in insurance defense to his personal injury practice, meaning he knows how to present your claim in language that insurance adjusters understand. Our firm will help you navigate the process as we advocate for the full, fair recovery you are owed.
How Long Do You Have to File an Injury Claim?
Alaska's statute of limitations gives you two years to file a personal injury claim. While the time typically starts from the date of an accident, if you did not discover your injury until later, then the two year limit would begin at the day of discovery.
What is Eligible for Compensation?
Proving liability is key to recovering full compensation for your damages. If you've been seriously injured by another person's negligence, Alaska law recognizes your right to compensation. Common types of recoverable losses include:
- Past and future medical costs
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses
A Proven Record of Results
Our firm utilizes extensive experience, valuable resources, and considerable skill to secure results for our clients. While we (nor any attorney) cannot guarantee the outcome of your case, we can assure you that we will do everything in our power to recover the maximum compensation you and your family deserve. Throughout the process, our attorney and our staff will remain consistently available to answer your questions and provide updates on the status of your case. Our goal is to earn the trust of our clients by securing the favorable results they need.
Your Case Matters
The philosophy of Banker Law Group is based on a dedication to protecting and preserving the dignity and rights of people living in Alaska.
Helping Alaskans Obtain Settlements, Judgments & Verdicts
Child Bicyclist Hit by Driver $5.1 Million
Fraud Case $2.5 Million
Bicycle Accident $2.4 Million
Defective Rental Car $541,211.81
Medical Misdiagnosis $475 Thousand
Injured Passenger $432,386
Cervical Spine Injury $298,634
Wrongful Death Confidential Settlement
Meet Anthony Banker
Over 20 Years of Professional Legal Experience
Anthony Banker is a trial lawyer who devotes his practice to people who have been injured or exploited.
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After initially focusing his practice on insurance defense, and learning the lengths to which these wealthy companies would go to in order to avoid paying out injured victims' claims, Anthony pivoted his focus to plaintiffs' representation. A true trial attorney, he is committed to and takes great pride in helping injured individuals and the loved ones of those wrongfully killed secure the justice and fair recoveries they are owed.
Anthony has litigated several hundred cases and, in total, has successfully resolved more than a thousand claims. A skilled negotiator and seasoned litigator, he is often called upon by fellow attorneys to provide advice and counsel and has been referred cases by local judges. He has served as an arbitrator in cases brought by other attorneys. Anthony was honored with the American Institute of Legal Counsel's designation of Top 10 – Client Satisfaction in 2015, was included in the American Society of Legal Advocates' Top 100 Litigation Lawyers, and was named among the National Trial Lawyers' Top 100 Trial Lawyers. He also holds an Avvo rating of 9.9 Superb – Top Attorney Personal Injury.
More than this recognition, however, Anthony is most proud of the work he has done for his clients, earning results that have truly changed their lives. If you need a personal injury attorney in Anchorage or the nearby area, get in touch with Banker Law Group today.
What Factors Cause A Personal Injury Claim To Go To Litigation?
There are many factors that can cause a case to go to litigation. One of the most common is presenting a claim without enough time to resolve it before the statute of limitations. If you are approaching a statute of limitations, your lawyer has to file a complaint in order to preserve it.
Other factors that affect the likelihood of going to litigation include whether the insurance company has assigned an experienced adjuster or a new adjuster. It is harder to deal with new adjusters because they have less authority. When you are dealing with an inexperienced adjuster, you sometimes have to file suit so the claim can be assigned to someone with more experience.
Timeline Of A Personal Injury Case
It is important to remember that there is a difference between litigation and trial. Litigation is the following of a complaint, and the process of preparing through trial. Trial, on the other hand, is very specific and refers to the presentation of evidence to a judge, or jury and having them decide the merits of the case.
Filing a Complaint
The process of litigation starts with filing of a complaint. Therefore, when a case goes to litigation, a complaint is filed, and that is the listing of facts, which are asserted on behalf of the injured party. The other side then has an opportunity to respond to each of those facts in the complaint.
Process of Discovery
After the complaint is filed, both sides engage in what is called the Process of Discovery. This process starts with initial disclosures where both sides are required to share with each other all of the documents and information, which they intend to rely on if the case was to go to trial. That means giving the other side access to all medical records that we would use at trial as well as any photographs, and reports of the investigation. It also includes identifying witnesses who have information that will support the claim, witnesses to the accident, as well as witnesses to the person's medical care and recovery. This would include a listing of individuals who might be called upon to provide testimony on the individual's life, and how they have been affected by this accident.
After initial disclosures are made, the parties can engage in additional discovery through written questions if the case goes to superior court, or through depositions of the parties, as well as medical providers. If cases are filed in Alaska in the district court, trial is typically six months out from the filing of the answer. In superior court, cases are set for trial twelve months out.
The Banker Law Group Difference
- Heavily Involved in Our Community
- Will Travel to You at No Cost
- Insight on Insurance Company Tactics
- Not Afraid to go to Trial
- Always Available