Anchorage Car Accident Attorney
Fighting for Your Fair Recovery
Being involved in any auto accident is an incredibly stressful experience. Immediately after the crash, you should always first seek medical attention for any injuries you have suffered. While you may start worrying about the process of filing a car insurance claim, your health, safety, and well-being are of the upmost importance.
Once you have received medical treatment for your injuries, the next step is to contact an Anchorage car accident attorney who can guide you through the process of filing your claim. At Banker Law Group, P.C., we have over 15 years of legal experience and a wealth of in-depth knowledge that we can put to work for you. Our attorney, Anthony Banker, has resolved thousands of cases for clients throughout the area; when working with insurance adjusters, we know what to do and what not to do. In every instance, our goal is to recover the maximum compensation you are owed, whether it’s through settlement negotiations or in front of a judge and jury.
Do You Have a Claim?
In order to bring a car accident claim, you do not need to show that the other driver was completely at fault for the accident; you merely need to prove that he or she was partially at fault for the accident. That being said, in order to pursue compensation for you medical bills, lost wages/income, pain and suffering, and other damages, you will need to show that another person or party acted negligently or wrongfully and that this led to your damages.
Some of the most common causes of car accidents that can be attributed to negligence include:
- Distracted driving (including texting while driving)
- Driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol (DUI)
- Reckless driving/road rage
- Inexperienced drivers
- Failure to yield the right-of-way
- Failure to stop/yield at stop signs, red lights, etc.
- Defective car parts (such as tires or brakes)
At Banker Law Group, we can conduct an investigation to determine the cause of your accident. If another party is at fault, we can begin building a case aimed at recovering fair compensation on your behalf.
Alaska’s Rule of Pure Comparative Fault
The State of Alaska follows what is known as the “pure comparative fault” rule. Under this rule, you may still recover compensation for your car accident damages even if you were partly at fault for the accident.
How the rule of pure comparative fault works:
When a fair settlement cannot be reached, your case will proceed to trial.
There, a jury will determine two things:
- Your total damages in terms of a set dollar amount
- The percent for which you were at fault for the accident
- Your total award (the dollar amount you receive) will be reduced by your at-fault percentage
For example, if you suffer severe injuries after being hit by a speeding driver who was also texting while driving, but you had rolled through a stop sign, the jury may find you 20% at fault for the collision. If your total damages amount to $100,000, you will only be able to recover up to $80,000.
Contact Our Firm for a Free Consultation
If you were injured in a car accident, or if your loved one was killed in a collision with another driver, contact the Anchorage car accident lawyer at Banker Law Group. Our firm can guide you through the legal process from start to finish. We have helped thousands of clients throughout the region successfully resolve their legal matters in both settlements and trials. Our team is prepared to fight for you.
Anthony and his team are some of the best you'll find. Highly recommend.- Caleb
Mr. Banker helped me in everything I was expecting!- JK
We understood from the start what we could expect and they delivered!- CZ
If anyone is dealing with an injury caused by someone else, they should definitely call Anthony!- Susan
Trustworthy Attorney!- Debra