Anchorage Truck Accident Attorney


Deaths related to truck accidents were at record-breaking highs in 2011, when approximately 3,000 trucks killed 3,800 people in the United States. As the economy grew, more people died from truck-related accidents—setting a new record in 2014—totaling 3,500 wrecks, in which 4,000 people were killed (a 17% increase in three years). However, in 2016, the number of deaths resulting from truck-related accidents had fallen slightly, although the total number of crashes and injuries increased.

There are many causes of truck-related crashes, but many independent experts believe fatigue is a significant factor in most of them. Cases in which driver drowsiness is the cause for truck-related accidents presumably happen more than reported. Since there is no roadside test or blood test for drowsiness, trucking companies and state and federal law restrict the number of hours a driver can travel without a break. If you are injured in an accident, consult with an Anchorage truck accident attorney who is experienced in truck accidents and related injuries.


What if I am Injured in a Truck Accident?

Anchorage residents, if you or a loved one was involved in an accident and suffering from serious injuries, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical bills and pain and suffering. Under Alaska personal injury law, a negligent driver can be held liable and required to pay compensation if he or she injures another person.


Time Limits on Personal Injury Lawsuits

You have the right to sue for a personal injury claim if someone has directly caused you to be injured; however, there are time limits as to when you may bring a lawsuit. In Alaska, you have up to two years after an accident to bring a lawsuit against the at-fault party, although there are some exceptions. If you did not notice your injury until much later after the accident, then your time limit starts on the date you discovered your injury instead of on the date of the accident.


Contact an Anchorage Truck Accident Attorney

When choosing the best accident attorney to handle your case, you should look for a firm that has experience handling cases similar to yours. Our firm has the knowledge and experience needed to handle complex accident cases.


The attorneys at the Power & Power Law believe that all victims of driver negligence have the right to seek justice and fair compensation for their suffering or loss. We represent clients under all aspects of personal injury law including trucking, motorcycle, and car accidents, wrongful death, and medical malpractice cases. If you or a loved one has a potential claim that you would like to discuss with an experienced attorney, please contact us in Anchorage at 907-222-9990 or toll-free at 833-669-9990. Our attorneys can evaluate your case and consult you on your legal options.