Which States Have Toughest Distracted Driving Penalties?

Which States Have Toughest Distracted Driving Penalties?

As we reported in a recent issue, distracted driving – and its deadly consequences – are on the rise. Just last year, more than 40,000 people died from vehicle crashes caused by distracted drivers. Now, a new AAA study has confirmed that more U.S. drivers than ever before have admitted to dangerous actions behind the wheel that could easily divert their attention from the roads.

In this issue, the Alaska personal injury lawyers with Barber & Associates will share the news that more states are taking action to increase the penalties for distracted driving. While Alaska has the nation’s harshest distracted penalties, others are catching up.

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Is It Time to Change the Legal BAC Content for Drunk Drivers?

Is It Time to Change the Legal BAC

The legal BAC (blood alcohol concentration) level was at 0.08 percent in all 50 states by 2004. While fatalities from drunk driving accidents did decline, is 0.08 percent low enough? A new study is recommending that the level is reduced even further since the risk of accidents while driving drunk is significant at lower BAC … Read more

3 Tips For Protecting Yourself During a Fall

3 Tips For Protecting

Statistics from the Centers Disease Control and Prevention tell us that 1 out of 4 Americans over the age of 65 will fall during just about any given year. Whether in a supermarket, on a sidewalk, in the workplace, or at home, these falls can easily cause serious injuries like broken bones, fractured spines or traumatic brain injuries.

In this issue, we’ll share tips from the American Council on Science and Health that will help you avoid fractures and other injuries if you feel yourself about to fall.

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Suppression of Evidence Leads to $20 Million Settlement in Drunk Driving/Wrongful Death Case

Suppression of Evidence Leads to $20 Million

A disturbing case in Chicago involving the suppression of records about a man who caused a drunk driving accident that killed two young men has resulted in a $20 million settlement from the City of Chicago to the family of the victims.

In this issue, we’ll talk more about the case and the specifics of why you need a skilled and dogged Alaska personal injury lawyer on your side to obtain justice on your behalf.

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Faulty Design of Toyota 4Runner Leads to $12 Million Wrongful Death Verdict

Faulty Design of Toyota 4Runner

If you own a Toyota 4Runner, you’ll definitely want to pay attention to this story. The family of a high school senior killed because of a fractured axle in her 4Runner has received a $12 million decision by a jury. During the trial, documentation revealed that there is a record of such incidents with 4Runners. … Read more