Alaska Personal Injury Resources

Alaska is the only non-contiguous state on the North American Continent in the US and is separated from the rest of the country by about 500 miles of Canadian soil (British Columbia). It is the largest state, being twice the size of the second largest state, which is Texas. It is also the least densely populated. In Alaska, the statute of limitation for personal injury is 2 years. Alaska has adopted the “discover” rule, which means that the statute of limitation begins when a plaintiff discovers that a claim may have existed.

Alaska has an estimated population of 731,449 and, in 2010, had a total of 25,783 civil incoming cases. This is 3,611 cases per 100,000 of the total population. Of the total civil cases, 769 are tort cases, tried in the Superior court. The tort trend in Alaska seems to be going down, though it has gone up in 2004.

Like the rest of the country, in Alaska, a signification portion of civil cases in the state courts are personal injury cases. These claims, also called tort claims, all involve some kind of injury to a person or to property due to the actions of another entity. Many lawsuits fall under this category, including medical malpractice, construction accidents, defective products, and traffic accidents. Traffic accidents generally make up the bulk of personal injury claims, and this is certainly the case in Alaska.

Alaska State Resources

State of Alaska: http://alaska.gov/
Official Portal of Alaska: http://www.alaska.com/
Alaska Legislature Online: http://w3.legis.state.ak.us/index.php
Alaska Government Information Sites w/ Links: http://alaska.gov/akdir1.html
Alaska Department of Administration: http://alaska.gov/akdir1.html#doa
Anchorage County Official Website: http://www.muni.org/pages/default.aspx

Alaska Court Resources

Alaska Courts Online: http://courts.alaska.gov/
Links for Alaska Courts: http://courts.alaska.gov/links.htm
Alaska Office of Court Administration: http://courts.alaska.gov/courtdir.htm#admin
Supreme Court of Alaska: http://courts.alaska.gov/ctinfo.htm#sctjst
United States Court Locator: http://www.uscourts.gov/court_locator.aspx

Alaska Legal Associates

State Bar of Alaska: https://www.alaskabar.org/
American Bar Association: http://www.abanet.org/home.cfm
County Bar Association: http://www.anchoragebarassociation.org/
Center for Justice and Democracy: http://centerjd.org
American Association for Justice: https://www.justice.org

Other Alaska Legal Resources

Personal Injury in Alaska: http://research.lawyers.com/Alaska/Personal-Injury-in-Alaska.html
Alaska Legal Resources: http://www.touchngo.com/lglcntr/
Alaska Constitution: http://ltgov.alaska.gov/treadwell/services/alaska-constitution.html
Alaska Legislature and Statutes Online: http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/folio.asp
Alaska Rules of Evidence: http://www.courts.alaska.gov/ev.htm
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcp/
Alaska Public Records finder: http://www.courtrecords.alaska.gov/eservices/home.page.2
Daily Legal News: http://www.law.com/newswire/
Martindale-Hubbell National Attorney Locator: http://www.martindale.com