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Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Anchorage, AK
With more than 20 years of legal experience and successfully resolving thousands of claims, the Anchorage attorneys at Banker Law Group, P.C. Well versed in all aspects of personal injury law. Our firm is proud to represent the interests of injured Alaskans against major insurance providers. Attorney Anthony Banker’s extensive experience, including past work in insurance defense, means he knows what works and what doesn’t. When navigating the personal injury process on behalf of our clients, our goal is to gather all relevant information and present it to an insurance adjuster that leads to results. We strive to help you achieve the best possible results as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Were you injured in an accident? Our Anchorage legal team can help.
We can help you through the entire insurance claim process, from initial filing to negotiating with an insurance adjuster to litigation. We often take on complex cases that other law firms cannot or will not take on, either because they lack the resources to do so or simply because they are difficult and sometimes time-consuming cases. are not ready to take At Banker Law Group, we believe that every injured person deserves to receive all reasonable compensation available to them at law. Our goal is to help you achieve this in your case. Our team can help you with the following claims:
Malfunctioning medical equipment
Law of the Sea
Injured in an accident? Contact our personal injury attorneys in Anchorage at (907) 222-2999 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your legal options.
How long does it take to get a settlement?
Once everyone agrees to the terms of the settlement, the insurance company will usually draft a release, and your attorney will review it to make sure it accurately reflects the terms of the agreement. does. Once that’s done, they review the release agreement with you, and once it’s signed and executed, it can take anywhere from a few days to a few months for the check to be delivered. Yes, depending on who is writing the check. Local insurance companies can process checks faster than the federal government. Payments by the federal government are usually the ones that take the longest.
What are some defense tactics used by insurance companies?
The primary goal of an insurance adjuster’s strategy is to pay them as little as possible. Insurance adjusters can try a variety of defenses to avoid paying personal injury claims.
They may argue that someone went to the doctor too soon, or waited too long.
They may argue that the injury could not have been caused by the accident.
They may comment that the person is taking too long to heal, or that the injuries were pre-existing.
Contact our Anchorage injury attorneys today for a free consultation.
At Banker Law Group, we understand the challenges you and your family face. Our Anchorage attorneys are here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and tirelessly fight for the justice and fair compensation you deserve. We offer our legal services on a contingency fee basis, meaning there are no upfront or out-of-pocket costs for you. Instead, upon hiring our firm, you and your attorney will agree to a percentage of your total recovery that will be used to pay our attorney’s fees. In the unlikely event that we are unable to recover compensation from you, you don’t pay a penny.
What will my car accident lawyer do?
Although a lot depends on the details and complexity of your car accident case, a lawyer can usually:
Negotiate with the other driver’s insurer.
Obtain the necessary evidence regarding the fault of the accident.
Organize your medical records and bills.
Talk to your health care providers to get the missing records.
Work with your doctors to make sure they provide you with the medical information you need to prove the damages in your claim.
Organize and present evidence to prove liability and damages.
Negotiate with lienholders on your claim (such as health, disability, or workers’ compensation insurers) to potentially reduce the amount of those liens, and
Negotiate a satisfactory settlement with an insurance adjuster or defense attorney.
Let’s take a closer look at a couple of these things.
Negotiating with the other driver’s insurer
In any personal injury case, your attorney will open a series of discussions with the insurance adjuster for the other party (or parties) involved. The adjuster has the pocketbook, and so it is important for the plaintiff’s attorney to have good communication and a good relationship with the adjuster.
Obtaining necessary proof of liability
A good lawyer can help you get all the evidence you need to prove liability in a car accident claim. AlthoughWhile you may have already taken photos of the accident scene, your attorney will likely go back to the scene to see what it looks like. While a picture may be worth a thousand words, actually seeing the scene may be worth a thousand pictures.
The lawyer will make sure to get all the accident or police reports in the case and will often talk to the investigating police officers and witnesses. A good lawyer will leave no stone unturned when it comes to obtaining proof of liability. Learn more about proving fault for a car accident.
Obtaining necessary evidence of damages
This is where a good attorney can be essential to your case, especially when you have sustained significant injuries in a car accident.
It’s important to get all the documentation related to your injuries, but it’s not always easy to get your hands on those records and bills from health care providers. Although the records are technically yours, and you have full rights to them, sending medical records to patients and attorneys is not a healthcare provider’s first priority.
Smaller physician offices may not have the staff or time to respond to medical record requests in a timely manner. Larger hospitals may have specific procedures that must be followed in order to respond to medical record requests. If you don’t follow their procedures (which they often don’t advertise well), they won’t respond to your request.
Then, when the health care provider responds to the request, the record may be incomplete. Any attorney’s secretary or paralegal will tell you that they often have to request the same records more than once and have to follow up endlessly with the provider’s office.
Finally, it may be noted that the doctor did not use the “magic words” for cause, diagnosis, and disability in his notes. To successfully pursue any type of personal injury claim, you must be able to prove through medical evidence,
Exactly what your injury, disability, or physical limitation is, and
That it was caused by the defendant’s negligence.
Doctors often do not mention the cause and extent of injury or disability in their medical records. If this is the case in your case, your lawyer will write to the doctor and ask for a special letter in which the doctor gives his opinion that the accident caused your injury or disability and that, as a result of the accident, you will be stopped. or inactive for a specified period of time.
Negotiation with Insurers/Defendants
Negotiation is a special skill (some might even call it an art). A personal injury lawyer is always much better at handling a car accident case than a layman. A good lawyer knows how much a case is worth and knows how to handle the case and negotiate to reach the best outcome for the client.
When can I file an auto accident claim?
If you haven’t suffered that much damage, if you’re comfortable gathering the necessary evidence and documents, and (most importantly) you’re ready and willing to engage in the settlement negotiation process, you can definitely get your money’s worth. You can handle a car accident claim yourself. But there really is no substitute for the help of an experienced legal professional. Learn more about the benefits of legal representation in our personal injury reader survey results.
If you have been involved in a car accident and are ready to discuss your options, you can use the chat and case evaluation tools on this page, or to find the right attorney for you and your case. Can get suggestions.
Conveniently located in Center City, Philadelphia.
If you have been injured in a car accident anywhere in Philadelphia, you have a responsibility to explore your legal options. To better assist you, our Philadelphia car accident attorneys can meet with you at our office, at your home, or at a location convenient for you. During this time we can also visit you virtually. Our office is conveniently located in the Two Penn Center at 1500 John F. Kennedy Blvd. We are in downtown Philadelphia right across the street from JFK Plaza and around the corner from City Hall. If you are taking public transportation to our office, you can exit at the 15th St. Trolley Station, Suburban Station, or City Hall Subway Station.
Call us today at (215) 825-5183 or toll-free at (877) 825-8542, or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with a member of our team.
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Checklist for What to Do After a Philadelphia Car Accident
If you are interested in learning more about your legal rights and options after a car accident, we invite you to come in for a free consultation as soon as possible. Many injured accident victims ask us what we can do to help their case even before they come to our offices. To help you better, we’ve compiled a checklist of things you can do after a Philadelphia car accident (link to What to Do After a Car Accident blog).
Get copies of your medical records.
Get a copy of the police report.
Keep a recovery journal with detailed information
Keep all receipts and medical expenses
Attend all therapy sessions and doctor’s appointments.
Follow your doctor’s treatment plan exactly.
Call your insurance company.do
Do not give recorded statements to insurers.
Do not repair the vehicle too soon as it is valuable evidence.
Gather any additional evidence or information that may help your case.
Stay away from social media
Never admit a mistake.
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