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2016

Blog Posts in 2016

  • 'Tis the Season for Snow & Ice Accidents

    The holiday season is one of the most dangerous times to be driving on the road every year. Not only does alcohol consumption – which leads to drunk driving – increase, but inclement weather is also another contributing factor to auto accidents during the winter season. Based on a study by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), more than 1,300 people die annually in car accidents involving ...
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  • Most Common Holiday Injuries & Accidents

    The holidays are the time of year when time is spent with loved ones, where families embark on long journeys, and homeowners decorate their homes with vibrant lights and decorations. However, there are a variety of accidents and injuries that occur more often during the holiday season. The following are the most common holiday injuries and accidents: Car accidents – The most dangerous time to be ...
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  • Why You Need to Call a Doctor After Your Accident

    If someone else caused your accident, there’s only one person you need to call—and it’s not an Anchorage personal lawyer. It’s your doctor. “Obviously,” you’re saying to your computer screen. “I was injured, so I went to the ER.” We don’t just mean treatment for immediate injuries, though. Our firm recommends that you set up appointments with every specialist you need to get healthy again . Have ...
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  • How Do I Deal with the Other Party’s Insurance Company?

    Injured people have a lot to consider. Their own health comes first, obviously, but they also have to consider contacting their own insurance company to file a claim, juggling appointments between different doctors, and continuing with daily life as best as they can. In the middle of all this, those who have been injured by another’s negligence have something else to consider—defending themselves ...
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  • 4 Tips for Taking Pictures after a Car Accident

    When it comes to auto accident cases, having the right amount of evidence can determine whether or not a person wins or losses. Photographs are considered one of the most crucial pieces of evidence since they document the scene of the accident right after it occurred. Having photographic evidence which paints a clear picture of the incident, including the injuries involved, can ensure the recovery ...
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  • Alaska Personal Injury Statute of Limitations

    If you are considering filing a personal injury claim in Alaska, it is imperative to know the state laws that may apply to your specific case. Whether you were involved in a serious car accident or a victim of medical malpractice , there are a variety of laws that pertain to each scenario. Statute of Limitations Alaska law provides the injured party two years after the accident to file a lawsuit ...
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  • Car Accidents Involving Uninsured Motorists

    Alaska is a “fault” state – also known as an “at fault” or “tort” state – with regards to auto insurance. Every registered motorist is required to possess insurance coverage which can pay for costs in the event of an auto accident that they caused. The following are the minimum requirements for driver liability coverage in Alaska: Property damage coverage up to $25,000 Bodily injury or death up to ...
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  • Common Causes of Truck Accidents

    Due to a semi-truck or tractor trailer's massive size and weight, collisions involving these huge vehicles often result in devastating accidents , serious injuries, and fatalities. Compared to other motor vehicles, commercial trucks carry a substantial amount of cargo, which makes them more dangerous on the road. The following are the most common causes of truck accidents: Driver error – According ...
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  • Who Qualifies As a Seaman?

    For generations, Alaska has been one of the busiest areas for commercial fishing and oil collection at sea. Many men and women have worked for commercial fishing companies, canning companies, and oil companies out on the seas of the Pacific Ocean. The Center for Public Integrity published its findings after researching the deadliest areas for commercial fishing. Alaska was found to be the second ...
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  • Can I Sue If I Slip & Fall in a Retail Store?

    When you visit a retail store, you come to expect a level of reasonable safety. The owner of the property has a responsibility to maintain a structurally safe building, and the store owner is required to keep their storefront free from hazards that could harm customers and employees. If you slipped and fell in a store and injured yourself, you may have a personal injury claim. Our Anchorage ...
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