What You Should Know Before the Insurance Adjuster Calls
When you've been in an accident, the aftermath can be a whirlwind of events. Amid all the chaos, one call you're likely to receive is from an insurance adjuster. As a personal injury attorney at the Law Office of Jason Skala, LLC, it's important for me to let you know that this call isn't as straightforward as it might seem.
Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Claims
According to a Martindale-Nolo Personal Injury survey, about 70% of respondents with a personal injury claim received a payout. Under Alaska laws, personal injury and accident victims are within their rights to seek damages for their injuries and losses through an insurance claim or lawsuit.
Do’s and Don’ts After an Injury
In Alaska, accident victims are often entitled to recover damage by filing an injury claim or lawsuit. However, what you do – or do not do – after the incident and when filing your claims can affect the outcome of your personal injury claims and the amount of compensation that might be available to you.
How Insurance Companies Evaluate the Value of a Claim
In 2021, statistics from the Municipality of Anchorage Annual Traffic Report indicate that there were about 3,430 total traffic crashes in Anchorage, Alaska. Being involved in a traffic collision is a traumatizing experience, and -- after an accident or personal injury -- filing an injury claim to pursue damages can feel overwhelming.
How Do You Know When to Contact a Personal Injury Law Firm?
According to the National Safety Council (NSC), the average cost of an automobile accident in terms of medical expenses, wage and productivity losses, administrative expenses, motor vehicle damage, and employers’ uninsured costs range from $24,000 to $40,000 and up, using data from 2021. Disabling injuries average $155,000 and fatalities average $1,778,000.
Personal Injury Claim Process in Alaska
Alaska averages over 12,000 crash reports each year according to data put out by the Alaska Department Of Transportation And Public Facilities. When these crashes result in injury, you’ll naturally want to seek out medical assistance and compensation for property damage. This likely means filing a claim with the other driver’s insurance or pursuing a personal injury lawsuit.
Steps to Take After an Oilfield Injury
According to statistics compiled by the International Association of Gas Producers (IGOP) and its 2021 safety report, both the rate of injuries and fatalities among its member companies increased from the year prior. Fatalities at 20 were up from 14, and the injury rate was up 10 percent. Injuries that resulted in days lost from work totaled 580.