Alaska is the largest state, containing pristine wilderness and bustling cities. Perhaps you had a hunting accident; it might have been a motorcycle injury. Maybe you are facing a new normal now, or maybe you're wanting to help out a family member or friend who needs a support system. If you or a loved one has had an accident and are bringing a personal injury suit in the state of Alaska, Enjuris has answers.
This is where you'll find the state of Alaska's laws, which determine how long you have to bring a lawsuit, any caps on damages you can claim, and so on.
In Alaska, you have two years to bring a lawsuit for personal injuries and two years to bring a lawsuit for property injuries. Keep this in mind when filing your claim.
Your whole lawsuit doesn't need to be finished in two years; you just need to have filed the initial paperwork.
Consultations for personal injury representation – at least the first meeting, during which you and the attorney are deciding upon an official relationship – are usually free of charge. After that, lawyers work on contingency. This means that their office will receive a third of whatever the client receives, plus office expenses.
If the case goes to trial, sometimes the number rises to 40% of the eventual reward or judgment. These numbers aren't set in stone, so don't be taken aback if your lawyer suggests something different. Do be taken aback if those numbers are very, very different.
The law libraries in Alaska operate within the Alaskan court system. That means no matter where you live or where your case is – Anchorage or Wrangell – you will have a library at your disposal. These are great resources, as law librarians are generally legally trained and eager to help. The library will also have expensive research programs like LexisNexis and Westlaw available for you to use.
Looking for some interesting info to drop at your next cocktail party? Look no further!