When multiple vehicles are involved in an accident, it may be difficult to determine who is to pay the costs associated with injuries and damages. In fact, there may be multiple people, insurance companies, employers, and even government agencies involved in the litigation that follows a multiple vehicle crash. It is important to remember some basic facts to determine who is ultimately responsible for paying for damages in such a case.
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!
Few things in life are scarier than being involved in a car accident. The sudden flash of light and the sudden blast of sound would terrify anyone, and those who survive without suffering serious injuries naturally feel extremely fortunate. That feeling may lead many people to simply want to put that difficult experience in the … Read more
In recent years, according to the Alaska Highway Safety Office, there has been an increase in the number of car accidents involving injury and fatality in the State of Alaska. This increase may reflect an increase in the number of drivers, an increase in reckless or careless vehicle operation, or both. Here are some facts about the number of car accidents in our state:
Neck injuries are some of the most common types of injuries to occur during car collisions. However, the term “neck injury” is not very specific, so people have many different ideas of what these injuries constitute. By understanding the major types of neck injuries that are common during vehicle accidents, victims can better comprehend their long-term recovery prospects and how much money it will actually take to seek the medical treatment they need, as well as other expenses they may encounter during and after recovery.
If you have been injured in a vehicle accident, it is likely that you are focused solely on the damage caused by that particular crash. You are probably not thinking about that speeding ticket you had three years ago or how someone filed a claim against you for hitting their bumper in a parking lot. … Read more
Winter weather is here, and it is a good time to think about how to stay safe on the road in Alaska. Fatal traffic accidents, many of which happen on icy winter roads, have been on the rise for the past decade in Alaska, despite better seat belt use and new safety features on vehicles. Sadly, … Read more
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.
If you are involved in an auto accident, there are certain steps you should take to ensure that your rights are protected. Do you know the proper steps and who to call on if you need help? If not, this list may help. Remember, you are the only person at the scene of an auto accident who is concerned with preserving your rights!
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.