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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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  • 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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  • Aviation Accidents: How To Determine Cause

    With more and more people flying each year, the risk of passengers being involved in an aviation accident increases too. Although traveling by air is generally considered to be a safe means of transportation, when aviation accidents occur they can result in severe injuries and fatalities. In fact, accidents involving private aircrafts happen more frequently than most people realize. The federal ...
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  • What Happens If Passengers are Injured While Riding In a Vehicle?

    Car accidents can be devastating. There are many different types of injuries that a person can experience in an accident. From bruising to whiplash to more severe injuries like broken bones and head trauma, the damage caused by car accidents can change a person’s life forever. Accidents don’t just affect the drivers involved, they also affect passengers too. Passengers who are injured in an ...
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  • How Do I Fight an Insurance Claim that has Been Denied?

    When insurers deny your claim for an accident, injury, or medical treatment, it can leave you feeling helpless and vulnerable. Most people are unsure about their options when they have a claim denied. However, there are many ways to fight back if you have a denied insurance claim . In this blog, we explain what you should do when your claim winds up being denied by an insurer. If your insurance ...
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  • Prepare for a Safe Road Trip

    Road trips can be a beloved tradition for many families. Whether you are starting a new tradition, revisiting an old spot, or are setting off just to see the country, you should have a safe and accident-free trip. Here are some tips to help you prepare for your trip. Get Your Car Ready Your car deserves some attention before you trust it to take you safely on your trip. Here are some things to ...
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  • How to Prepare Your Teen Driver for the Road

    If you have a teenager in your household who recently obtained his or her driver’s license, you probably also understand that earning a license does not necessarily signify readiness for the road. As a parent, it is crucial to do your part to make sure your teen driver is truly prepared for the road. The last thing you want to do is worry about your child’s safety, so help ensure it by following ...
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  • Proving Liability Due to Bad Road Conditions

    If you sustained injuries in a car accident that was caused by poor road conditions, the accident might not be your fault. While proving liability in these types of cases can be trickier than other motor vehicle crashes, an experienced personal injury attorney can assist you in navigating the complexities of your case and increase your chances at obtaining the compensation you deserve. When you ...
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  • Motor Vehicle Accidents Caused by Wildlife

    Depending on which roads you might be traveling, encountering wildlife is not an uncommon occurrence. While paying attention to the road can oftentimes help drivers avoid colliding with animals that wander on the road, there are some cases where wildlife might suddenly come out of nowhere and are near impossible to avoid. If you were involved in a car crash in Alaska involving wildlife, you might ...
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  • Don't Post About Your Injury on Social Media

    Social media plays a major role in our lives nowadays, allowing individuals to share everything from their thoughts, planned events, photos of their experiences, and more. While this favored pastime is a nice way to stay connected with friends and family, it also has the potential to derail an ongoing personal injury case. Here are some ways in which social media might harm your case and why you ...
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  • Common Car Accident Injuries

    Car accidents happen every day, injuring more than three million individuals a year across the country, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). These accidents can inflict a wide range of injuries, from minor to severe and debilitating conditions that last a lifetime. Many elements factor into the type and severity of injury a person sustains in an accident, though ...
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  • National Safety Month & You: Tips to Prevent Accidents

    June is National Safety Month, and The Law Offices of David Henderson are teaming up with the National Safety Council and hundreds of other organizations to raise awareness about how you can prevent accidents at home, at work, and on the road. Here are some safety tips to help you stay safe. At Home Keep your floors and stairs clear of toys, shoes, bags, and other tripping hazards. Secure loose ...
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  • Is the Owner Responsible If Their Dog Bites Me?

    According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), around 4.5 million dog bites happen in the United States every year. Of those bites, around 900,000 of those wounds become infected. While some dogs are extremely friendly and safe to be around, their behavior will largely depend on their owners. People are generally unsure of how a strange dog will react to their presence, which is why most ...
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  • Making Safety Your New Year's Resolution

    When reflecting on your New Years’ resolutions, implementing safety into your goals could have a major positive impact. Implementing safety in your lifestyle does not mean you can no longer have fun. Our Anchorage personal injury law firm strongly believes that putting your safety and the safety of people around you first doesn’t have to come at a price. If you love playing party host, these tips ...
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  • '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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  • 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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  • 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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