A car accident often causes both minor and serious injuries. Many people complain of aches and pains after an accident, and fortunately, most of these go away fairly quickly. However, back pain is one of the most common long-term injuries people suffer following a car crash, and many of these injuries do not simply resolve themselves.
Many people have a fairly good understanding of how liability insurance works for their own personal vehicles. They go to an insurance company, pick out a plan, choose their coverage and deductible amounts, and file a claim if they are ever involved in an accident. Alaska law requires a minimum amount of liability insurance if a person drives on our roads, so this process is usually fairly straightforward. Many drivers now carry uninsured motorist coverage to protect them against those who fail to insure their own vehicles, as well.
Driving in Alaska can be quite challenging. From winding roads, to unpredictable weather, to irresponsible drivers, the possibility of getting into an accident is always present. No one leaves the house expecting to get into a car accident, which is why it’s common to be unprepared. As a law firm that handles auto accidents and … Read more
No matter how many precautions you take while behind the wheel, being involved in a car accident can still leave you reeling. The shock of the moment and the ensuing rush to make sure everyone is ok can leave you in a haze of confusion.
If you’re physically able, being able to talk with the other driver(s) is essential – especially later on when your mind is clear if you seek to take legal action to recover costs for medical bills, property damage, and pain and suffering.
The skyrocketing rise in jury awards for victims of large truck companies was a topic we wrote about just as the new year began. The reasons, as we noted, are numerous.
Just as we published the article, we heard the news of a stunning $70 million jury award for the family who was devastated when a big rig truck slammed into their SUV.
If you’ve been in a car accident, determining who is at fault is crucial to you getting the justice and compensation you deserve.
While the location and intensity of the damage done to the vehicle can provide clues about how the accident unfolded, it doesn’t tell the whole story.
A stunning report from The Washington Post confirms that, since 2000, more Americans have lost their lives in car crashes since both World Wars.
In this issue, the Alaska personal injury lawyers at Barber & Associates will talk more about the causes of the accidents, and what you can do if someone in your family experiences a similar account.
Wearing your seat belt is essential for your protection on the road. It’s also mandated by Alaska state law. While buckling up is indeed the most important step when you get behind the wheel, it’s equally important to make sure you’re doing it the right way. Not doing so can easily result in serious bodily … Read more
A young male passenger wearing a seat belt and sitting in the middle backseat took the brunt of the injuries –including a life-threatening head injury – when the driver of the vehicle he was riding in lost control and spun off the road. The other two passengers, also wearing their seat belts but placed in … Read more
The year 2018 was a devastating one for many families throughout the U.S. as more than 40,000 people lost their lives in vehicle fatalities. According to the National Safety Council, quite a few of those accidents were caused by distracted driving. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and in this issue, the Alaska personal injury … Read more