Ringstad Law Office in Fairbanks, Alaska

Car Accidents

Car accidents are, by and large, the primary cause of personal injury claims. If you were left injured after an auto accident which was not your fault, contact Ringstad Law Office, P.C. to help you file an auto accident claim. We can help you get the compensation for your lost wages and pain and suffering.

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Truck Accidents

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.

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Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one is a traumatic, heartbreaking experience. No amount of money can ever change the grief that accompanies such a loss. A wrongful death claim may ask for damages, including funeral and burial expenses, future lost wages, loss of consortium, care, guidance, and assistance with daily household tasks.

We Know Our Community

Perhaps one of our strongest attributes is our investment in our community. We were both born and raised in Fairbanks, and our families rooted here several generations ago. We truly care about our community, and are involved in many ways. In fact, we have probably passed you on the street many a time. We don’t pretend to know exactly what you are feeling (no one can), but we do have a commonality that we hope can put you at ease in this time of distress. We hope this can be the basis of your trust in us. The initial consultation with us is always free, and we work on a contingency fee basis—in other words, if we don’t get compensation for you, you don’t pay.

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Cindy L.

...Thank You For Everything...

Our son was hit by a drunk driver. As parents, we have limited experience with legal services. We, however, knew our son needed an attorney in his case and Ringstad Law Office, P.C. was chosen based on their longevity and experience in Fairbanks, Alaska. The whole experience for our son and us as parents was educational and promising. Based on the end results our son walked away with a learning experience and what rightfully was due to him because of a drunk driver. As the mother, I was very impressed how Ringstad Law Office, P.C. handled us as human beings and fought for what is right, and obtained an amount that was reasonable in my son’s case. I would recommend Ringstad Law Office, P.C. to anyone who needed legal services.

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:

Car Accidents

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.

Motorcycle Accidents

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.

Truck Accidents

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.

Pedestrian Accidents

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.

Wrongful Death

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.

Unsafe Conditions

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

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.

Road Defects

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.

Construction Injuries

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.

Defective Products

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 Disputes

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.

Ski and Snowboard Accidents

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.

Snowmobile Accidents

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.

Airplane Crash Accidents

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.

Nursing Home Abuse

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Find a Good Personal Injury Lawyer?

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Finding a Fairbanks personal injury attorney may be done through referrals from friends, family members, or co-workers, or you may look online for a Fairbanks personal injury attorney. Either way, it’s extremely important that you have an attorney who believes in you, has compassion for your situation, and will fight for you every step. At Ringstad Law Office, we understand you have choices when looking for a personal injury lawyer. We hope you will allow us to speak with you and answer your questions. If you do, we believe you will see we are the right choice for your Fairbanks personal injury attorney.

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When Should I Hire a Fairbanks Personal Injury Lawyer?

You should hire a Fairbanks personal injury attorney soon after your accident....

You should hire a Fairbanks personal injury attorney soon after your accident. The sooner your lawyer is involved in the process, the more likely you will have a better outcome. Your attorney can begin their investigation, securing evidence before it disappears or has been degraded. It is important for you to trust the Fairbanks personal injury attorney you hire, and when you hire an attorney from Ringstad Law Office, you will truly understand what that means.

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Why You Should Wait To Settle?

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The only way you can know the extent of your damages is to wait. For most accident victims, there are latent injuries that can manifest over time, but if you settle too early, you will not receive any compensation for these injuries. You can’t fix what you don’t know is there.

Let’s say, for instance, that you were rear-ended nine months ago. Aside from the typical whiplash, you seem to have escaped relatively unscathed. You will have to have some physical therapy, but you foresee that being the extent of your medical treatment. You decide to settle now for $5,000 and be done with it. Over time, however, you realize that your injuries go much deeper than you had initially thought. You are still having to see a therapist every two weeks, and now it looks like you will have to have surgery. When it’s all said and done, you wind up spending $150,000 on medical treatment for injuries stemming from your seemingly minor accident. At the same time, you have had to miss time from work and take a cut in your income. You will never be able to recover any more money to compensate you for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.

At the time, you thought that a quick settlement was the best thing for you. Now, you realize otherwise. Had you waited to settle and given the full extent of your injuries time to manifest, you could have recovered much more in compensation. This, in a nutshell, is why you should wait to settle.

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Getting the Help You Need from a Fairbanks Personal Injury Attorney

At Ringstad Law Office, you can trust us always to keep you involved and informed while working in your best interests. Our clients benefit when they are involved; we will take care of the legal details on your behalf, always keeping you informed while allowing you the time you need to heal from your injuries.

When you hire the Ringstad Law Office, you can be sure we will always be one hundred percent ready to take your case to trial, if necessary. This level of preparation ensures a full and fair settlement, whether through negotiations or trial. Having a Fairbanks personal injury attorney from Ringstad Law Office can truly make a difference in the outcome of your accident. Contact Ringstad Law Office, P.C. today.