Personal Injury

Personal injury law is a component of civil law that allows someone to pursue compensation for damages stemming from someone else’s intentional or negligent conduct.

Do you need to recover compensation for damages? You can rely on our injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Curtis W. Martin to represent your interests and help you navigate the process of filing a claim. Call us today at 907-746-9800 to schedule an initial consultation.

When Does Personal Injury Law Apply?

Personal injury laws apply to a wide range of situations, including:

  • Intentional acts, such as assault or battery
  • Defective products causing harm to users
  • Defamation to harm another person’s reputation

Personal injury law also applies to accidents when someone’s negligent conduct causes harm to someone else. Common examples of these cases include slip-and-fall accidents, motor vehicle accidents, and medical malpractice.

The elements of a personal claim vary depending on the type of case. In the case of negligent conduct, you need to prove the following to recover compensation:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached the duty of care
  • You suffered physical, emotional, or financial injury
  • Your injury was the direct result of the defendant’s conduct

As attorneys with extensive experience handling personal injury cases, we can explore your legal options and gather all evidence to prove the above elements. Then we will assist you in pursuing compensation for damages.

Types of Damages

To file a successful personal injury claim, you must prove that you suffered damages and that the defendant’s conduct caused your damages. If you prevail in your personal injury case, you may potentially receive compensation for two types of damages: compensatory damages and punitive damages.

Monetary compensatory damages include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Financial costs of living with a disability
  • Loss of income or earning ability
  • Property damage
  • Funeral expenses

Non-monetary compensatory damages include pain, suffering, emotional trauma, and loss of consortium.

When a defendant’s conduct was deplorable, you may receive punitive damages. This type of compensation is not compensatory but aims to deter others from engaging in similar conduct.

At our law firm, your personal injury lawyer will gather evidence, such as medical bills, witness statements, and police reports to quantify and prove the damages you suffered.

Pursuing Personal Injury Claims

In Alaska, the statutes of limitations provide two years from the accident date or the date you become aware of your damages to file a personal injury claim. Failing to file the lawsuit within this period means you forfeit your right to recover compensation.

Our personal injury lawyers handle the entire claims process, which starts by drafting and filing a complaint with the Alaska small claims court or Civil Division, depending on your claim amount.

Contact the Law Offices of Curtis W. Martin in Palmer, AK

At the Law Offices of Curtis W. Martin, we are a local and hands-on law firm willing to work on a contingency fee basis: no recovery, no fee.

If you need a hardworking and honest attorney who will fight in your corner to help you recover compensation for a personal injury, we can help. Call us today at 907-746-9800 in Palmer, AK, to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

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Palmer, Alaska 99645
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