6 Things to Keep in Your Car In Case of an Accident

6 Things to Keep in Your Car In Case of an Accident

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

What You Should Say and Should Not Say Right After Your Car Accident

What You Should Say and Should Not Say Right After Your Car Accident

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.

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Jury Returns $70 Million Verdict in Truck Accident Case

Jury Returns $70 Million Verdict in Truck Accident Case

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.

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Discover How Fault is Determined in a Car Accident

How Fault is Determined in a Car Accident

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.

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More People Killed in Car Crashes Than Both World Wars

More People Killed in Car Crashes

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.

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Learn These 3 Tips for Avoiding Seatbelt Injuries

Learn These 3 Tips for Avoiding Seatbelt Injuries

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

Why Are Backseat Passengers More Prone to Serious Injuries?

Why Are Backseat Passengers More Prone to Serious Injuries?

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

Take the Pledge to Be An Attentive Driver

Take the Pledge to Be An Attentive Driver

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

Who Is To Blame In A Multi-Car Accident?

Who Is To Blame In A Multi-Car Accident?

When you’re involved in a two-car accident, it’s usually easy for law enforcement officers and insurance adjustors to determine who is at fault. However, how is fault determined when more than two vehicles are involved?

Thankfully, there is a method for sorting through what could be a complicated process.

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Are Older Truck Drivers Making Roads More Dangerous?

Are Older Truck Drivers Making Roads More Dangerous?

In mid-February, a 72-year-old public works truck driver for the city of Columbus, Ga. was charged with failure to yield and misdemeanor vehicular homicide in connection with a car crash that resulted in the death of a 63-year-old victim. In late January, a 65-year-old truck driver crashed into a church parking lot resulting in extensive … Read more