Alaska Personal Injury Lawyers
During his career, Mr. Brown has successfully tried numerous civil and criminal cases to verdict. In 2011, he attended the prestigious Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College. This approximate 28-day intensive course is considered one of the most demanding training sessions...
Steven Pradell has been practicing law in Anchorage, Alaska, since 1986. A certified elementary school teacher, Steve graduated from Brandeis University cum laude in 1982, and from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1986. He has practiced primarily in the area of domestic law since 1990, when he took over the domestic practice of one of the largest law firms in Anchorage. In 1993, Steve started Pradell and Associates, a law firm with a practice emphasizing in domestic law, including divorce, adoption, custody and support, as well as other areas of the law.
Steven has been the legal advisor,...
Injured in an accident?
When a person is injured, tort law will govern whether that person may be compensated for the injury, the amount of compensation that may be recovered, as well as which parties will be liable for the injury. Tort law, also known as injury law, comes from federal and state codes, as well as judicial opinions from prior cases. The amount of damages a plaintiff to a personal injury action may receive can be determined by statute, or by a judge or jury. Typical recoveries may include compensatory damages (e.g., lost wages, medical bills, etc.) and in particularly egregious situations, punitive damages. In some cases, a plaintiff may recover certain non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, or loss of enjoyment of life.
Personal injury lawyers help injured people seek compensation from those who have harmed them. Some injury attorneys focus on a specific type of case, such as truck accidents, car accidents, slip-and-fall injuries, medical malpractice or products liability cases. If a person is injured as a result of criminal behavior, it may be appropriate to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in addition to the state's criminal investigation or prosecution.
Many personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation to evaluate your claim.
Negligence: Failure to use care which a reasonable and prudent person would use under similar circumstances.
Joint and several liability: A legal doctrine that makes each of the parties who are responsible for an injury, liable for all the damages awarded in a lawsuit if the other parties responsible cannot pay.
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