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March 2017 Archives

Families of missing crab boat crew begin the resolution process

Commercial fishing is a big industry in Alaska, but it comes at a price. Even the most experienced crab fisher cannot prevent malfunctioning equipment or storms on the high seas that turn deadly. When vessels are not maintained properly, it can cause major problems for everyone on board.

New NTSB info debates pilot's reputation before deadly 2015 crash

It typically takes several years for the National Transportation Safety Board to make a final determination on what caused an aviation accident. Along the way, the agency often releases preliminary reports and other information it gleans, just as you would expect from a federal agency seeking transparency.

Complications from a traumatic brain injury

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that "a (Traumatic Brain Injury) is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain." The most common type of a TBI is a concussion, which is considered mild in severity. However, TBIs range from mild to severe.

Investigating fishing boat accidents: complex but crucial

Crab fishing is an important industry for workers and consumers here in Alaska and across the country. However, it is also extremely dangerous, as accidents have the potential to be deadly. Boats can capsize or sink and fishermen can get seriously injured or drown if a boat is unsafe or crashes.

Damages that may be awarded in wrongful death claims

There may no more devastating event than the unexpected loss of a loved one. Friends and family members can be shocked, overwhelmed by grief and struggling to make any sense of the situation. While there is certainly no way to replace that person or undo the loss, there are things you can do to take control of the situation and try to find some closure.

Will taking the truckers out of trucking improve safety?

Commercial transportation is vital to today's economy. We not only depend on the goods transported across the state and country by commercial vehicles, we expect to receive them faster and faster. With all these demands, some parties resort to dangerous -- and sometimes unlawful -- practices to get the job done.

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