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February 2017 Archives

Simple miscommunication can lead to catastrophic plane crashes

Flying a plane takes great skill and concentration, even with all the advancements and features found in modern aircrafts. It is crucial that pilots are trained, alert and communicating clearly whenever they are flying.

Truck cargo spills are no laughing matter for victims

When we read about truck cargo spills in the news, it is often in a slightly amusing context. This is because the cargo itself may present an opportunity for some jokes about motor vehicle safety. As this article on cargo spills illustrates, spilled beer can invite drinking and driving puns; ice cream spills lead to rocky road puns; a shipment of mackerel that spilled can be referred to as "a fishy situation."

Does the Jones Act apply to your injury claim?

Making your living out on the open water comes with many hazards, but choppy seas and bad weather aren't the only risks. When the company that owns the vessel you work on fails to maintain or operate it properly, you might sustain serious injuries that permanently threaten your livelihood.

Tips for protecting yourself from ATV accident injuries

All-terrain vehicles, or ATVs, are used year-round in Alaska for work, recreational activity and transportation. In fact, the state may have one of the highest statistics for per-capita use in the country. Unfortunately, injuries and even fatalities can be common with ATVs, for both children and adults.

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