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...]

What You Should Do After a Fatal Car Accident in Alaska

After a Fatal Car Accident

Every year in Alaska, dozens of people die in fatal car accidents. Statistic from 2015 show 65 Alaskans have been killed on Alaskan roadways that year. In other words, someone died on an Alaskan road every 5.6 days. Many of these crashes were caused by another driver’s negligence. Negligence includes drug and alcohol use behind the wheel. Authorities estimate drugs and/or alcohol were … [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...]

MAY I RECOVER FOR MY PAIN AND SUFFERING?

pain and suffering law

Whether it’s an automobile or plane crash, a boating disaster or a slip and fall, getting injured is expensive. Medical bills quickly add up. Lost wages only make matters worse by creating stress that further complications. Economic damages, such as medical bills, lost income, and property damage are easy to quantify because they are monetary losses. But can a dollar value be put on the … [Read more...]

Burn Victims Deserve Restitution

Nearly half a million people were treated for burn injuries last year. Burns are some of the most painful injuries a person can endure. The suffering that accompanies burn injuries is extreme, and the damage can be lasting. If you were burned due to someone else’s negligence, then you should contact a qualified injury attorney in Alaska attorney immediately. The Severity of … [Read more...]

An Alarming Increase in Automobile Accidents Involving Teenagers

Teenage Automobile Accidents

It is common knowledge that teenage drivers are one of the most likely groups to be involved in automobile accidents and fatalities. Nationwide efforts to correct this issue have steadily decreased the number of deaths caused by teenage drivers. However, for the first time in a decade, the number of fatalities involving teenage drivers increased. The Governors' Highway Safety … [Read more...]

Beware Commercial Trucks in Alaska: Common Causes of Accidents

Trucking Accidents in Alaska

When a passenger vehicle and a commercial truck collide, the results are often catastrophic. Small passenger vehicles are no match for large, heavy trucks. Spinal injuries, paralysis and death are far too common in truck accidents. If you have been injured or a loved one was killed in a truck accident, contact an experienced and reputable personal injury attorney in Alaska today. … [Read more...]