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Drivers must be more cautious when children are at play

Drivers need to be careful not to hit pedestrians and bicyclists at all times. In fact, taking care to avoid accidents with pedestrians and cyclists is a matter of law for motor vehicle drivers, and this duty of care becomes higher when children are present.

Important answers to questions about wrongful death claims

Our law firm represents plaintiffs who were injured in serious accidents caused by the negligence of others. We also represent family members of people who died in such accidents. Since most people don't have any kind of experience with wrongful death litigation before coming to our Fairbanks office, they usually have a lot of questions. Here are two questions we encounter on a regular basis:

Driving the speed limit could save your life

There are many "seemingly good" reasons to speed in your vehicle and even more "horribly bad" reasons to speed in your vehicle. When you consider why speed limits exist, hopefully you will never want to speed in your car again. So let's take a quick look at the most important reasons why, when the speed limit sign says 30, you should never drive an additional five or 10 mph over the limit.

What damages can I pursue in a wrongful death lawsuit?

If you lost your loved one in a fatal accident, no amount of money and no amount of litigation will approach making you whole again. Nevertheless, the Alaska civil court system does provide the avenue for individuals to pursue restitution when their loved one is killed due to the fault, negligence or wrongful behavior of another party. This restitution usually takes the form of financial compensation.

Wrongful death suit against Petersburg borough gets a trial date

On Independence Day in 2016, two young Alaska women lost their lives in a fatal motor vehicle accident. The fatal van crash occurred on South Nordic Drive in the Petersburg borough when the automobile left the roadway and rolled over. The driver, a 23-year-old male, and another young woman survived the crash.

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