Here in Alaska, we love our outdoor sports and activities. As summer rolls around, one of the favorite pastimes for many Alaskans is to take to the hills riding motorcycles and ATVs. For many people, there is no better way to experience the scenery and beauty of our state. In many cases, however, these trips can lead to a hospital emergency room—or worse.
After being offered just $50,000 by his employer following an injury on the job, a former employer was awarded $1.63 million by a jury.
Rather than taking the low-ball settlement offer, the victim was wise to secure the services of a personal injury lawyer who was not afraid to take the case all the way to court.
In this issue, the Alaska personal injury lawyers will talk about the specifics of the case, and the importance of selecting a lawyer with the courage to refuse a settlement and proceed to court.
If someone else harms you, a personal injury lawyer is your best option for securing the compensation to which you’re entitled. Because medical bills and lost income can quickly put most of use in a bind, it’s crucial that you get as much compensation as possible.
In this issue, the personal injury lawyers with Barber & Associates will equip you with the knowledge you need to make sure you’re able to select the right lawyer for your case.
We’ve implored our fellow Alaskans to never, under any circumstances, attempt to negotiate with the insurance provider of the person, business or organization that has caused an injury. The gist of our argument is that the insurance adjustors who contact you are in no way truly interested in you, your health, or what you’re facing … Read more
A shocking study from the International Transport Forum confirms the dramatic and dangerous trend of distracted driving and pedestrian deaths. The study focused on traffic deaths between 2010-1016, and while just five of the 29 studied countries experienced an increase in traffic deaths during that time, the U.S. had the largest rate of increase at 13.5 percent.
A Forum associate said there were two main factors behind the increase in traffic deaths: more vehicles on the road and distracted driving.
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.
An question often asked of lawyers specializing in personal injuries is whether or not a case can be reopened. The short answer is “no,” and we’ll talk about the reasons why in this issue. Why can’t a personal injury lawsuit be reopened? The overriding rule to remember is that if you file a personal injury … Read more
Two separate jury awards in Seattle –reached within days of one another – have resulted in multi-million dollar awards for bicyclists who were hit by vehicles. One verdict was against the City of Seattle, while the other was against a driver’s employer.
We’ll talk about them both in this issue.
With the end of one year and the beginning of another, holiday parties can be a wonderful time for family, friends and co-workers to celebrate. If you’re hosting a party though, you should keep in mind that you have a huge responsibility to make sure your guests are safe – especially if alcohol is served. … Read more
When you’re on the job, it’s your employer’s responsibility to make sure you have the right safety gear before going to work.
Still, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) tell us there were about 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses and 4,821 fatal injuries in private industry employers sectors last year.