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May 2015 Archives

Alaska woman is seriously injured in early morning car accident

An early morning car accident has left an Alaska woman seriously injured. The 34-year-old woman was a passenger in the only car involved in the incident. Police say the car accident was the result of the driver falling asleep at the wheel.

Cross-over car accident in Alaska kills 1 and injures another

A substantial number of car accidents on U.S. roads are caused by drivers who cross over the median or center line. Such accidents often lead to head-on collisions, and catastrophic injuries or even death is not uncommon. Alaska is no different, and a tragic cross-over car accident recently claimed the life of a driver and severely injured another.

Wrongful death lawsuit could follow fatal accident

When an Alaska family loses a loved one due to the negligent actions of another, the family has the right to seek legal recourse in the matter. Many families choose to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit after the death of a loved one for a variety of reasons. Some are hoping to recover financial losses, such as medical costs, loss of property and the loss of that family member's income. Others are simply looking for justice in the matter and a public recognition of the events that led to the loss of life.

Teen pleads guilty after cyclist's death in Alaska car accident

Some teenagers in Alaska may not be aware of the responsibilities that come along with driving a vehicle. Just prior to her 18th birthday, a girl recently pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and DUI in Anchorage Superior Court. These charges followed a 2014 car accident that claimed the life of a cyclist.

An Alaska aviation accident can point to larger problems

When people hear about an aviation accident in Alaska, they often focus on the crash itself, as well as whether the pilot made an error. However, the real problem may lie at a deeper level. In fact, one recent report points fingers at airline management and a lack of oversight as the real causes of an aviation accident. 

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