Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Alaska
Millions Recovered for Injured Accident Victims
Whether you ride a motorcycle as your primary means of transportation around town, or you simply enjoy Alaska’s many open roads and stunning scenic views in your free time, our state offers one of the greatest places to ride in the U.S. Unfortunately, riding a motorcycle also comes with its fair share of risks. While you are far less likely to be involved in a motorcycle accident in Alaska than most other states, you are nevertheless about 26 times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident on a motorcycle than a person traveling in a normal passenger vehicle.
If you were injured or if your loved one was killed in a motorcycle accident, turn to Lowe Law Firm for professional legal guidance and personalized counsel. Our team of experienced attorneys, paralegals, accident reconstructionists, and medical experts understands the enormous impact a motorcycle accident can have on nearly every aspect of your life. We fight to hold negligent motorists accountable and seek the maximum compensation you are owed for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost income, and other damages. We know that every situation is unique, which is why we offer personalized services tailored to your specific needs, goals, and concerns.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Alaska
Motorcyclists in Alaska are notoriously responsible. Within the motorcycle community, there is a significant amount of peer pressure to complete safety training courses and engage in safe, defensive driving practices. Unfortunately, other motorists are not always so careful.
When another driver is careless, reckless, or simply not paying attention to the road, they can cause serious accidents that may result in a motorcyclist sustaining severe injuries. In some tragic cases, these collisions lead to motorcyclist fatalities. Whenever another person (or entity) is negligent and this negligence leads to you suffering harm, you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages by bringing a personal injury claim (or wrongful death claim, if your loved one was killed).
You may be entitled to seek compensation if your accident was caused by:
- A distracted driver
- A drunk driver
- A reckless or aggressive driver
- Someone who violated traffic laws
- A motorist who was speeding
- A careless or inexperienced driver
- Defective road design or construction
- A defective vehicle/vehicle part
It’s important to note that Alaska follows what is known as a “pure comparative negligence” rule. Under this legal theory, you can still seek damages if you were partially at fault for the accident. If a jury determines that you share some percentage of the blame, your total recovery will be reduced by whatever percent of fault the jury decides you have. For example, if you suffer $10,000 worth of damages in a motorcycle accident, but the jury decides you were 20% at fault for the collision, you can only recover up to 80% of the total recovery amount or, in this case, up to $8,000.
Should I Talk to the Other Person’s Insurance Company?
After a motorcycle accident, an adjuster (or representative) from the other person’s insurance company may try to reach out to you. Do not speak to any adjusters from the other motorist’s insurance company! Insurance companies are for-profit businesses and, like any other company, their primary goal is to maximize their own profits. They will often attempt to do this by disputing or even denying valid claims. The insurance adjuster may employ tactics to get you to unknowingly admit fault for the accident or downplay the extent of your injuries. This can have a serious, negative impact on your ability to recover compensation.
If you are contacted by an insurance adjuster or representative from the other person’s insurance company, do not speak to them. Instead, reach out to an Alaska motorcycle accident attorney who can help protect your rights and negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf.
We Are Ready to Fight for Your Recovery
Getting back on your feet after a motorcycle accident can be incredibly difficult. You may be worried about how you are going to be able to pay your medical bills and keep up with your day-to-day expenses while you are out of work. You could be concerned about what the future will look like now that you have sustained serious injuries or a new disability. You might be wondering whether you will have to pay for your own motorcycle repairs out of pocket, as well as when you will be able to ride again.
At Lowe Law Firm, we genuinely understand the many unique concerns and challenges injured motorcyclists face. Our Alaska motorcycle accident attorneys are here to provide the personalized guidance and dedicated advocacy you need and deserve. We are available by phone 24/7 and will provide you with consistent, clear communication throughout the entire process. When you turn to us, you get an entire team fighting for you.
A Sense of Understanding
We will step into your shoes to better understand your goals and effectively fight for the justice that you deserve in your case.
A Client-First Philosophy
Our team is prepared to do whatever is necessary to ensure your comfort and convenience, from traveling to you to arranging your medical care.
A Personalized Experience
Our attorneys refuse to you like another number and are committed to being directly involved in your case every step of the way.
A Results-Driven Approach
We have recovered millions of dollars for injury victims in the past and are committed to winning your case next.
A Network of Support
When you hire our firm, you not only get the support of one attorney but a large team guiding you through the legal process.
A Compassionate Team
Our attorneys are truly empathetic advocates whom you can count on to be in your corner when you need them most.