Common Dangers Encountered by Tourists in Alaska

tourist injury in alaska

Glacier Bay National Park, Katmai National Park, Lake Clark National Park, and Denali are just some of the reasons that tourists are drawn each year to visit Alaska. While it is recommended that tourists follow certain safety precautions, not all injuries that occur while visiting Alaska can be avoided. The Alaska Department of Transportation reports that in 2010, there were 58 … [Read more...]

Failing to File a Timely Legal Claim Could Mean No Compensation

Alaska statute of limitations

We all procrastinate about something. Usually it is something that we don’t really want to do or something that we think will be unpleasant. But with some things, time is of the essence. If it isn’t done at the right time, the opportunity could be lost forever. In the law, the term “statute of limitations” is essentially the same as time is of the essence. If you think you have a legal … [Read more...]

Alaska Tourists Who are Injured Should Consult an Alaska Attorney

Alaska tourists

Anyone who lives here and those who have had the pleasure of visiting can’t deny the beauty of Alaska. For those who visit from outside the state, they will likely see sights and have experiences that are unique in their travel experiences. According to the Alaska Dispatch News, close to a million people a year see those sights on a cruise ship, and most of them will have one of the … [Read more...]

Businesses that Serve Alcohol to Drunken Guests May Be Liable

Drunk Driver

When an accident occurs involving a drunk driver, it is fairly certain that the driver who breaks the law by driving under the influence will be charged criminally and possibly held accountable for injuries and damage caused in the accident. But, even though the drunk driver made the choice to consume the alcohol, it had to come from somewhere. Under Alaska law, the person or … [Read more...]

Near Tragedy Inspires Two Alaska Mothers to Promote ATV Regulation

ATV accident

Considering the number of all-terrain and other recreational vehicles being ridden in Alaska, it isn’t surprising that they are involved in a large number of accidents in the state. But one alarming fact about those accidents is that many of them involve young children who are either illegally driving the vehicles or are innocent bystanders endangered by those illegal drivers. A recent … [Read more...]

Texting and Driving in Alaska is a Crime, and Dangerous to Others

Texting while driving

Each year, the National Safety Council publishes a new edition of “Injury Facts” which reviews safety trends across the country. The 2014 edition included several facts about driving and cellphone use. While news about distracted driving is plentiful, it may be that the public has become jaded to all the warnings about using cellphones while driving. Even the proliferation of laws … [Read more...]

Alaska’s Poor Road Conditions Can Be Factor in Auto Accidents

Auto Accidents

When a car accident occurs, one of the first questions that comes to mind is who was at fault or what caused the accident. Some of the usual suspects include one or both drivers, a problem with one of the vehicles such as a brake failure, and weather conditions such as rain or fog. But sometimes the culprit is the road itself. And in Alaska, that may be the case more often than in other … [Read more...]

About Wrongful Deaths


Dealing with the death of a family member or friend is never easy, but the tragedy is even greater when the death comes due to the fault of a third party. In a wrongful death lawsuit, the plaintiff and his/her attorney work together to establish fault for the death and to seek damages related to the event. If you’re considering a wrongful death suit, it’s important to understand the … [Read more...]