Sometimes, a bit of planning can go a long way to forestalling negative consequences. This is especially true when planning for a disaster. We all know that planning for a blizzard or a flood should happen before the first snowflake falls or the water appears at our doors, but what about planning in case something terrible like a car crash ever happens? Although no one wants to think about it, the best time to plan on how to handle a vehicle accident is before it ever takes place!
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.
Neck pain is one of the most common complaints after an accident. While whiplash-type injuries are common after rear-end vehicle collisions, neck pain is also a common problem after slip and fall accidents. Because neck pain is so common, it is easy to assume that it will go away on its own or that it is not very serious, particularly if the pain is not very severe. After all, most minor aches and pains resolve themselves without medical intervention. However, ignoring neck pain after an accident can be a serious mistake, because even minor neck pain can be linked to much more serious long-term injuries and conditions, particularly those involving the back, arms, and legs. It is always wise to seek immediate medical attention after an accident that may involve the neck.
Spring is here once again, and many Alaskans are rejoicing over longer, warmer days and melting snow. However, there are still hazards, even during this beautiful season, that can lead to personal injury, particularly car accidents and slip-and-falls. If you are going to be out and about in the spring sunshine, take care to note these hazards and prepare for them accordingly so that you can stay safe!
We like to think that everyone will behave fairly, even when there is an accident such as a vehicle collision. Unfortunately, sometimes people involved in crashes will not be completely honest about their own behavior before, during, and after the accident. Even worse, insurance companies, who are often trying to save money on claims, may try to avoid payment by pushing victims to accept a quick settlement.
Every year, thousands of vehicle accident victims fail to recover monetary compensation for their injuries and damages, even though they are legally entitled to do so. This is often due to a misunderstanding of the best practices for protecting your rights and ensuring that your damages are paid. Part of protecting your rights after an auto accident includes knowing what to do after the collision takes place.
Almost every driver in Alaska has gotten into at least one fender bender in their lives. Luckily, many of these mishaps don’t require a car accident lawyer or a personal injury attorney. But if your accident is more serious, you may have been quite hurt.
As experienced personal injury lawyers, we’ve seen numerous injuries occur from car accidents. Below are a few of the topmost common injuries you may experience in a car crash.
The remote areas of Alaska coupled with the state’s often treacherous weather conditions means that traveling on roads in the Frontier State can be far more dangerous than other locations.
In this issue, the Alaska personal injury lawyers with Barber & Associates will give you a few tips for staying safe on the road. This information is valuable to all drivers in our state – from the native Alaskan to the new arrivals.
We shared news recently about traffic deaths nationwide increasing by just over 10% for 2016 from last year, but here in Alaska the news is much worse.
According to information released by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, traffic fatalities here have jumped almost 34% since last year.
The recent case of a 17-year-old Anchorage boy sentenced to a year in prison after a distracted-driving collision speaks to the tragic consequences that can occur when someone chooses to text and drive. Murphy Madison Gross, 17, was convicted of criminally negligent homicide and three misdemeanor assault charges as part of a plea agreement. He … Read more