Injury Attorneys in Fairbanks, Alaska
We understand that insurance companies often make getting the compensation you are entitled to as difficult and time-consuming as possible. We help those injured in Fairbanks, Alaska, obtain an equitable settlement for the negligent actions of another person or entity. Fortunately for you, that’s what we do, day in and day out.
If you believe you may have a Fairbanks, Alaska personal injury claim, contact Ringstad Law Office, P.C. today. We can help you with the following types of personal injury claims:
Automobile accidents are the primary cause of personal injury claims. Far too often, drivers are distracted, impaired, overly fatigued, or driving recklessly or carelessly, leading to serious accidents. If you are involved in an accident with a semi-truck, not only are your injuries likely to be more severe—even fatal—but there may be multiple entities that are liable for your injuries. Motorcycle accidents are also responsible for severe, even fatal injuries as are bicycle and pedestrian accidents. You may be unable to get the treatment you need following your accident without the assistance of a strong, highly-skilled Fairbanks personal injury lawyer.
While riding a motorcycle can be a fun, enjoyable way to relax and explore the beautiful state of Alaska, there are risks associated with motorcycles. Primarily, the risks center around the total lack of protection. While a driver in a vehicle is surrounded by a metal and glass “cage,” and has seat belts and airbags, the motorcyclist has no protection whatsoever, other than a helmet—if worn—and protective gear, such as “leathers.” If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, you may have injuries which could take a lifetime to heal, and you may never be able to return to work. A Ringstad Law Office, P.C. attorney can help you receive the compensation you need and deserve.
While any auto accident can cause severe, even fatal injuries, when a smaller passenger vehicle collides with a large truck, the odds that those in the smaller vehicle will be gravely injured increase exponentially. This means that those involved in a truck accident may have catastrophic injuries, leading to years, or a lifetime of medical treatments and rehabilitation. Do not attempt to handle a truck accident on your own—contact Ringstad Law Office, P.C. today.
There are laws which exist to protect pedestrians in Fairbanks, Alaska, however drivers often ignore these laws. Pedestrians almost always have the right-of-way because they are so vulnerable when hit. The elderly and children are particularly vulnerable to being struck by an automobile. If you are the victim of a pedestrian accident, Ringstad Law Office, P.C. will work hard on your behalf to ensure you are properly compensated for your injuries.
A wrongful death occurs when a person dies as the result of an injury caused by another person’s negligence. A wrongful death claim is made by those who are close to the decedent, or by his or her estate. Losing a loved one is a traumatic, heartbreaking experience. No amount of money can ever change the grief that accompanies such a loss. However, financial compensation from the negligent party can ensure that you do not have to worry about how you will pay for your loved one’s funeral and other last expenses, or how you will support yourself and your family if the decedent was the primary wage earner. At Ringstad Law Office, P.C., we make sure the responsible party is held accountable for his or her negligence.
If you have been injured on another person’s property due to an unsafe or dangerous condition, or you have lost a loved one as a result of an unsafe or dangerous condition, you deserve justice. Property owners must ensure the property is safe for others; if the property has a dangerous condition the owner was aware of—or should have been aware of, the property owner can be held responsible. At Ringstad Law Office, P.C. we can help you through this difficult time with the guidance and support you need, taking care of the legal aspects of your claim, allowing you to focus on healing.
Slip and fall accidents are more common than you might think, with nearly a million people in the United States receiving sometimes-serious injuries as the result of a slip and fall accident each year. If your head strikes a hard surface, a “simple” slip and fall can result in a traumatic brain injury. Other common injuries include broken bones and back and neck injuries.
Most of us assume the roadways we travel on are safe and have been properly designed. Unfortunately, this is not always true. All too often, a defective or poorly designed roadway causes a serious accident with injuries. Some examples of common road defects that can lead to a car accident include poor drainage, potholes, inadequate or defective lighting, missing guardrails, uneven pavement, poorly designed intersections, missing or faded lane markings, road debris, malfunctioning traffic signals, overgrown vegetation, dangerous shoulders, and line of sight issues. Roadway hazards can be especially dangerous on roads with high volume or high speeds or during inclement weather. At Ringstad Law Office, P.C., we can aggressively target the government agency responsible for your injuries, however, there is a limited window of time to do so. We believe you are entitled to compensation for your injuries and will work within that window of time on your behalf.
The construction industry is well-known for being one of the most dangerous fields to work in. Further, individuals walking by or through a construction zone can end up with injuries from dangerous conditions on the site. The “fatal four” leading causes of construction industry deaths are electrocution, falls, being struck by an object and being crushed between two objects. Construction employees work from significant heights, on scaffolding or ladders, on roadsides where traffic accidents occur, and use power tools and large machinery. If you are a construction worker who was hurt at work, you could be coping with serious medical problems, ongoing pain and emotional trauma, and financial devastation due to missed work and medical expenses. While construction accidents could fall under workers’ compensation, they may also result from dangerous hazards that the owner did not correct.If you have been injured on a construction site, Ringstad Law Office, P.C. can help.
As consumers, when we buy and use a product, we assume the product is safe and will not cause harm when used properly. We have a right to expect the products we routinely use are safe, or if hazards exist, there are clear warnings to that effect. A product is considered defective if it fails to work as intended, malfunctions when used, has an unsafe design, or has a flawed design. Legal representation is essential if you or a loved one has been injured or become ill as the result of a dangerous or defective product. We believe Ringstad Law Office, P.C. can help you obtain equitable compensation for your injuries resulting from a defective product.
Insurance companies can be very difficult to deal with following an accident caused by the negligence of another individual. The goal of most insurance companies is to pay out as little as possible, adding to their yearly company profits. In particular, if you are hit by an uninsured or underinsured driver, you may have difficulty obtaining compensation for your injuries. Let Ringstad Law Office, P.C. help you through this difficult time. We are highly experienced in dealing with insurance companies and will work hard to obtain compensation for your injuries.
Skiing and snowboarding are popular activities across the United States, and particularly in Alaska, which boasts seven premier ski resorts. It can be difficult to prove negligence or recklessness in a skiing or snowboarding accident, however, we at Ringstad Law Office, P.C. will work hard on your behalf to ensure you are properly compensated following your ski or snowboard accident.
With the number of snowmobiles in the state of Alaska, there are many snowmobile accidents. When a snowmobile accident is the result of the negligence or recklessness of another, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. Snowmobile operators could crash into a tree, a motor vehicle, or other stationary objects. A snowmobile accident can also stem from an unexpected dangerous hazard on private property or public trails. Cars, trucks, and other vehicles can also cause a serious or catastrophic snowmobile accident. Suppose your snowmobile accident resulted from improper servicing or maintenance of the snowmobile, a manufacturing defect, or another type of preventable accident. In that case, you could be left with serious injuries through no fault of your own. Whether you were the driver, a passenger or a bystander, victims of snowmobile accidents have legal rights. An experienced attorney from Ringstad Law Office, P.C. can help you receive an equitable settlement for your Fairbanks, Alaska snowmobile accident.
An airplane crash can have devastating consequences. Many people are transported to and from work locations by aircraft in Fairbanks. Sometimes, these airplane transports result in an airplane accidents. These accidents could be the result of pilot error, negligent maintenance practices on the airplane, or a defective airplane part. Additionally, these commuter planes—including “flightseeing” and other charter aircraft—typically have lower safety records than jetliners, resulting in a significant number of deaths and aviation injuries each year. If you have suffered an injury or loss as a result of an Alaska airplane crash, contact an attorney from Ringstad Law Office, P.C. While monetary compensation cannot replace a loved one, or return you to the quality of life you had prior to the crash, it can result in a more secure financial future for you and your family.
Finding out a beloved older relative has been abused in a long-term care facility can devastate all You need someone who can guide you through the process in the best way possible, securing compensation for your loved one’s abuse. While no amount of money can change what happened, it can make the future easier for all those concerned. Exploitation, abuse, and neglect are much more common in nursing homes in the United States than you might think. Nursing home abuse results in elevated levels of stress and psychological distress as well as decreased levels of self-confidence. An experienced nursing home abuse attorney from Ringstad Law Office, P.C. can help your loved one receive justice following incidents of nursing home abuse.