Helping The Injured Throughout Alaska


Blog Posts in 2018

  • Car-Pedestrian Accidents: Who is at Fault?

    Whenever a pedestrian is involved in a car accident , many people typically assume that the driver is at fault since “pedestrians always have the right of way.” However, that is a common misconception. When it comes to sharing the road, both motorists and pedestrians have a duty of reasonable care to uphold. So if a pedestrian fails to exercise reasonable care and that failure results in a car ...
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  • Can I File a Lawsuit If a Medical Provider Commits an Anesthesia Error?

    During specific medical procedures and most surgeries, a medical provider known as an anesthesiologist will need to administer anesthesia to the patient. Anesthesia can come in several forms, each with the purpose of either rendering the patient unconscious or eliminating the sensation of pain, enabling the procedure. As beneficial as anesthesia may be, it is actually extremely dangerous when ...
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  • 5 Pieces of Evidence You Need After a Car Accident

    When you are hit by a negligent or reckless driver and suffer an injury in the resulting car accident , the chances are not high that they will want to admit fault and pay for your damages. More likely than not, they will try to escape any sort of liability for their mistakes, and their insurance company will probably feel the same way. If you want to get as much compensation as possible, then you ...
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  • My Child Was Attacked by a Dog-Now What?

    Dog attacks are one of the top reasons for children’s emergency room visits. Many dog bite injuries affect children’s faces, heads, and necks, and can often require stitches. If your child has been injured by a dog, it’s important to know what steps to take. Get Emergency Help Even for minor bites, it’s imperative to seek medical care. If the bite is severe, you should call 911 and tell the ...
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  • What Is Considered a "Catastrophic" Injury?

    An injury of any severity can greatly disrupt your life, cost you considerable amounts of time and money, and cause significant pain and stress. So what makes an injury be considered “catastrophic?” Catastrophic injuries can occur in many types of accident, but there is one main difference between personal injuries and catastrophic injuries. An injury is considered to be catastrophic if it will ...
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  • Commercial Airliner Accidents: Who is Liable?

    While commercial aviation accidents are not common, they can be devastating. Even minor incidences can still result in catastrophic injuries . After the recent and deadly Southwest Airlines accident, many people are aware of the dangers of an aviation accident. So who is responsible for aviation accidents when they occur? There can be a variety of answers, depending on the circumstances of the ...
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  • Avoiding Burns: Summer Safety Tips

    As summer is rapidly approaching, it’s time to break out the barbeque or camping gear and start planning your summer fun! Whether it’s a bonfire on the beach or a cookout with friends, here are some tips to help you prevent painful and serious burn injuries . Barbeques If your grill has been sitting all winter, it’s important to give it a quick check to make sure it’s in good shape for the months ...
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  • Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer to File a Claim?

    After an accident, you may find it necessary to file a claim for compensation. After all, you are entitled to receive payment to cover the damages you’ve sustained from the accident, including your medical costs, pain and suffering, and even lost wages. While you can file a claim on your own, from a legal standpoint, you may wish to hear why this isn’t always the best course of action. Here are ...
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  • Why Saying You are "Sorry" After an Accident is a Big Mistake

    There is no doubt that you are a kind, polite individual who is always thinking about the wellbeing of others. As such a person, you probably have the natural instinct to say you are sorry when something goes wrong, even when you know you are not to blame for what happened. This level of courtesy is admirable in most situations, but it can be absolute folly after an accident. Saying “Sorry” Makes ...
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  • Medical Malpractice Claims: Misdiagnosis & Delayed Diagnosis

    Many medical malpractice claims stem from a delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis of a patient’s medical condition, injury, or illness. Delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis can be a significant issue since it can lead to patients receiving the incorrect treatment, delayed treatment, or even no treatment. If the patient’s true condition or injury isn’t being treated appropriately, it can grow worse, which ...
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  • 10 Signs of Nursing Home Abuse & What to Do About Them

    Nursing home abuse is a rising concern in the healthcare industry. Nursing home staff have a responsibility to provide safe and effective care to patients. When they breach their duty of care and harm a patient, they must be held accountable in court for their actions. Negligence, carelessness, or intentional violence can cause multiple injuries to elderly patients, who are often too weak to ...
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  • Common Causes of Maritime Accidents

    Conditions on the water can change quickly, and calm water can quickly become rough. Whether you were on the water for work, travel, or recreation, a maritime accident can cause severe injuries. These types of accidents can occur on lakes, rivers, and the ocean, and any watercraft may be involved. The causes of these accidents can vary widely, but here are a few of the most common causes. Unsafe ...
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  • What Are Alaska’s Texting and Driving Laws?

    Distracted driving is a major problem across the country, leading to thousands of accidents every year, many of which cause severe or fatal injuries. While there are many forms of distracted driving, the use of a cell phone is usually regarded as the most dangerous distracting behavior drivers commonly engage in. While Alaska does not have a ban on cell phone for drivers, the state does ban all ...
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