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Seeking monetary recovery after nonfatal pedestrian injuries

In Alaska and throughout the nation, thousands of pedestrians are killed each year in accidents involving motor vehicles. Tens of thousands suffer nonfatal pedestrian injuries, sometimes struggling for weeks, months or even years to obtain complete physical recovery. Some are so severely injured, they are left incapacitated for the rest of their lives. In each of these situations, it is only right that those who suffer be allowed to seek monetary judgment against those deemed responsible.

Various factors often lead to collisions involving pedestrians. High on the list is distracted drivers, who may be texting or otherwise taking their eyes off the road. Even if bicyclists or people crossing streets are following traffic rules and doing everything to remain visible, drivers not paying attention may hit them.

Options available after loss of a loved one in Alaska

How utterly devastating it would be to learn that a family member has been killed in a motor vehicle accident. Many families in Alaska have experienced such tragedies. The aftermath of an accident that has resulted in the loss of a loved one is often wrought with grief, stress and various complications that may arise due to the situation.

It is not uncommon for a family to be totally unprepared to meet the debt they encounter after a fatal collision has taken the life of a family member. Many times, a death has occurred sometime after the initial impact of a collision, perhaps hours, days or even weeks later. Family members who mourn their loss may be met with streams of medical bills for treatment rendered before their loved one succumbed to his or her injuries.

Woman assisting Alaska motorist injured in pedestrian accident

Traveling by motor vehicle in Alaska and anywhere else in the United States involves a certain amount of risk. Unexpected situations often occur that lead to accidents. Sometimes, such collisions are unavoidable; others, such as those caused by careless drivers, could most likely have been prevented had those deemed at fault made more responsible choices. This appears to have been the case in a recent pedestrian accident in Willow.

State troopers have appealed to the public for help in locating a vehicle that is thought to have been involved in a recent collision that caused injury to a pedestrian. The woman who suffered injuries to her lower extremities had reportedly been assisting another motorist whose vehicle had broken down on the road. While the situation was being addressed, another vehicle approached at an apparently high speed and struck the woman.

Second fatal aviation accident in a month in remote Alaska region

Another airplane tragedy has occurred in Alaska. It is the second fatal aviation accident in the same remote region in the past month. At the time of the media report concerning the tragedy, authorities had not released the identities of those who died in the crash, as the surviving relatives had not been notified.

The commuter plane company involved in both situations was Ravn, which is operated by Hageland Aviation Services. The operating company and its own parent company had been subject to an urgent audit recommendation after several air accidents between 2012 and 2014. The parent company is said to be one of the busiest commuter flight enterprises in the state.

Many lives have been devastated by drunk drivers in Alaska

It is a criminal offense to operate a motor vehicle in Alaska with a blood alcohol level exceeding the legally accepted limit. Drunk drivers continue to be menaces on roadways throughout the United States. Such motorists often cause accidents, many of which result in fatalities.

Losing a loved one in a fatal drunk driving accident is obviously a tragic experience. In some situations, it may be that the driver had only imbibed a few drinks. However, alcohol affects different people in different ways; some are more adversely affected by small amounts than others. Regardless of how much alcohol a driver consumed before a collision, if a family member has been killed as a result, there may be grounds for a lawsuit.

Mystery solved, charges filed in fatal pedestrian accident

Alaska police had been investigating a recent motor vehicle crash when new information was brought to their attention. The fatal pedestrian accident took place just after 5:30 a.m. on a recent Monday. Some time later, a man called a local police station, claiming he was responsible for the collision.

The 20-year-old man reportedly spoke with police just before 5 p.m. the same day of the tragic accident. He allegedly said he had been the driver of the car that had struck another man at an intersection approximately 12 hours earlier. Authorities described a terrible situation that eventually led to the victim's death.

Investigation questions whether pilot negligence caused crash

The complex weave of terrain in many parts of Alaska often complicates rescue missions when aviation accidents occur. This seems to be the case in the aftermath of a recent tragedy involving two planes and resulting in multiple fatalities. Investigators are wondering whether pilot negligence was a causal factor in the crash that took the lives of everyone on-board both aircraft.

The situation developed on a recent Thursday when two aircraft collided in midair. One of the planes was manned by a 48-year-old pilot, and carried two passengers, ages 32 and 21. The other was flown by a 44-year-old man with a single passenger, age 40. Officials say the recovery team had a difficult time reaching the crash site.

Taking action against drunk drivers in Alaska

Learning that a loved one has been killed in a motor vehicle accident is obviously devastating. Family members are often left feeling helpless and confused about where to go for help when seeking justice against those who have caused their loved ones' deaths. Many accidents in Alaska are caused by drunk drivers; others are the result of drivers who are distracted or otherwise negligent. The surviving family members of deceased victims may have grounds to seek full financial accountability against wrongdoers in civil court.

Although it is difficult to think beyond one's grief in the aftermath of a fatal accident that has taken the life of a spouse, child or parent, it often becomes necessary when medical bills and other costs begin mounting. Funeral expenses and other related issues can bring sudden, unexpected financial strain to an already suffering family. Successfully litigated claims often provide compensation that can be used to help offset such financial losses.

Addressing issues that may arise following a pedestrian accident

Motorists in Alaska or on any other roadway in the nation are typically obligated to yield to people crossing the street on foot. When a driver is negligent, a pedestrian accident may occur. Injuries in such circumstances are often very serious and many are fatal.

In situations where motorists are found to have been negligent, a court may hold them accountable by ordering them to pay restitution to injured victims who have filed personal injury claims. Medical bills, emotional pain and suffering and loss of wages are among damages commonly listed in such claims. Many victims of pedestrian accidents are children.

Alaska man arrested after possible wrongful death accident

A man was recently released from a hospital in Alaska after being treated for injuries he suffered in a car accident. He was apparently behind the wheel at the time and has since been arrested and charged with multiple offenses, including homicide. The alleged wrongful death crash occurred in June 2016.

Police say the 28-year-old was drunk when his vehicle crashed, killing three people who were passengers, and injuring six other occupants. Authorities claim the man admitted to drinking two beers and also consumed several shots of liquor before driving that day. The breath sample he submitted after the crash allegedly showed that his blood alcohol content level was at least twice the legal limit.

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