“Medical Payments” Auto Insurance

“Medical Payments” Auto Insurance

Many people consider how much auto insurance coverage they may need, balanced against its cost. Yet, most people think much about the different kinds of auto insurance available to them. Most don’t know medical payments insurance is even available. Unfortunately, despite being legally mandatory, many Alaskan drivers fail to carry any auto insurance – much less the right amounts. One … [Read more...]

A Driver’s Responsibility After Causing a Wreck

Driver Conduct at the Scene of the Accident

Driver Conduct at the Scene of the Accident When someone’s reckless or careless conduct leads to a car crash, the law imposes certain responsibilities. First, regardless of whether someone is killed, injured, or there is just vehicular damage, the person who caused the crash must immediately stop at the scene or as close to the scene as possible. Under Alaska law, the driver must give … [Read more...]

Schools are Back in Session this Month

Alaska personal injury lawyers

School is back in session. This means traffic pattern changes - both foot traffic and vehicle traffic. Two highly dangerous times for Alaskan citizens are: 1) August - the month school starts; and 2) May - the month school lets out. Here are some helpful safety tips for you and your family as school begins. Watch for buses, pedestrians, and bicycles As either a driver or a … [Read more...]

Understanding Personal Injury Claims

Personal Injury Claims

Each lawyer brings individual expertise and focus to his or her practice of law. For example, personal injury lawyers ensure you are properly made whole for negligence which results in an injury. Merdes Law Office, P.C. will make certain you are not shortchanged. What can a personal injury lawyer do for me ? A board-certified personal injury attorney is well educated and experienced … [Read more...]

Airplane Accident Injury Lawyer in Alaska

Airplane Accident Injury

Small aircraft is a popular mode of travel in Alaska. Similar to travelling by car, this form of travel is not without risk. Unlike car accidents, however, airplane accidents pose a special risk of serious injury or death to passengers when they occur. These accidents can occur for a number of different reasons ranging from pilot error and to airline negligence to equipment … [Read more...]