Turn Left Safely

Making a left-hand turn is one of the most dangerous maneuvers drivers make. Failure to turn left properly may result in a crash.  Crashes cause injuries. These injuries may require the assistance of a personal injury attorney to ensure the injured person’s right are protected.  As personal injury attorneys in Alaska,Merdes Law Office, P.C., wants you to avoid car crashes all … [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...]

“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...]

Tips for Avoiding ATV Accidents this Summer

ATV Accidents

ATVs are fun to ride, but can result in severe injuries and sometimes even fatalities. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that 13,043 ATV-related fatalities occurred between 1982 and 2013. Unfortunately, some of these fatalities occurred in Alaska. This article will discover various essential pieces of advice that motorists should use this summer to avoid … [Read more...]