The Richardson Highway

The Richardson Highway

Initially built during the Klondike gold rush, the Richardson Highway was originally five feet wide and has long been part of the fabric of Alaska. In 2009 pollution reduction requirements resulted in truck traffic increases in on the Richardson Highway. From vehicle rollovers, to moose collisions, to avalanches, to fatal car crashes, the Richardson Highway is well known to personal … [Read more...]

Seat Belts Save Lives. They are NOT Optional for Children or Adults

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among ages 1 – 54 in the United States. Seat belt use, the CDC reports, “is one of the most effective ways to save lives and reduce injuries in crashes.” Wearing a seat belt and, for children, proper use of age and size appropriate car seats and booster seats, … [Read more...]

Personal Injury Claims are More about Social Accountability than Helping the Injured

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Personal Injury Claims When lawyers argue personal injury cases to juries, they often talk about the cost of medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Some costs, like medical bills, are easy to calculate. Other costs, like future medical bills, and pain and suffering, can be more difficult to quantify. The idea behind personal injury claims is to try to make the injured … [Read more...]

Schools are Back in Session this Month

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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...]

Construction Site Injuries and Accidents

The construction profession can be both lucrative and dangerous. In fact, roughly 10% of all workplace injuries occur on construction sites. Typical worksite injuries include: Fractures Burns, cuts, and lacerations Paralysis Severed limbs Spinal cord injuries Traumatic brain injuries Due to the hazardous nature of the profession, construction industry professionals … [Read more...]

Alaska Workplace Injuries: Looking Beyond Workers’ Compensation

For employees who are injured on the job, workers' compensation is usually the only recovery. In limited circumstances, the injured person may have a claim outside of workers’ compensation. While workers’ compensation may be an adequate method of recovery most of the time, employees should be aware of the following: Uninsured Employer – When an employer fails to carry workers’ … [Read more...]

Accidents with Uninsured Motorists in Alaska

Accidents with Uninsured Motorists in Alaska

Like most states, Alaska requires drivers to buy car insurance before operating a vehicle. Alaska requires coverage amounts of $50,000 per person for bodily injury or death, and $100,000 per accident. Alaska also requires $25,000 property damage insurance coverage. Unfortunately, not all drivers comply with these requirements. Too many drivers on our Alaska roads have no insurance at … [Read more...]