Use Care Driving Chena Hot Springs Road

Tourist Injury Firm in Fairbanks

Chena Hot Springs Road is the epitome of a “scenic route” and a popular tourist attraction year-round. Chena Hot Springs Road extends approximately 55 miles outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. In more than 25 years helping injured Alaskans and tourists, Merdes Law Office has seen a few things we think drivers should be aware of to make driving Chena Hot Spring more enjoyable and as safe as … [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...]

“Hands Free” Cell Phones are NOT Safer

Personal Injury Attorney Alaska

As a Personal Injury Attorney I won’t talk to a caller who is driving. Neither should you. Contrary to popular belief, using a “hands free” cell phone does not make you, or anyone else on the roadway, safer. The false sense of security provided by the hands free method may even increase the risks to personal safety. According to the National Safety Council, (NSC) “hands free is not … [Read more...]

Bicyclists Belong on Alaskan Roads

Alaska Bicycle Accident Attorney

Watch for Cyclists… According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC) in 2015 over 1,000 bicyclists died and over 450,000 people suffered bicycle-related injuries. These are steps an Alaskan driver can take to reduce the likelihood killing somebody on a bike: Stay alert, constantly scanning the roadway, including the shoulder, looking for bicyclists; Anticipate … [Read more...]

Wrongful Death Claims In Alaska Involving Alcohol

Wrongful Death Attorney Alaska

Losing a loved one because of another person’s mistake - or negligence –is addressed through the civil justice system. Many people rightfully feel that when a close friend or loved one dies because of someone else’s negligence no amount of money will replace what has been lost. It is important to remember that financial compensation is the remedy in civil courts.At the same time, holding … [Read more...]

Alaska Tourist Injuries

Tourist Injury Attorney Alaska

Alaska, with its breathtaking landscapes and multiple outdoor attractions, is a popular tourist destination. During the 2014-2015 tourism season alone, Alaska hosted over 2 million visitors. However, Alaska’s rustic terrain is not without its dangers. Hiking, mountain climbing, biking, rafting, the use of all-terrain vehicles, small plane excursions, and a multitude of other outdoor … [Read more...]

An Overview of Alaska Wrongful Death Claims

Wrongful Death Attorney Alaska

In Alaska, a wrongful death claim for may be filed when a person’s death results from a wrongful or negligent act or omission of another. Oftentimes the other person’s negligence is the result of bad (or drunk) driving. Such a claim may be brought by the Personal Representative of a deceased person’s estate. Wrongful Death Time Limits Wrongful Death claims must normally be either: (1) … [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...]