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Staying safe with dangerous outdoor activities in Alaska

Alaska is an outdoorsman’s paradise. It is unparalleled in beauty, and there is no shortage of opportunities to take in the splendor of nature. Whether you prefer to play in the water or face the challenge of a climb, you should be aware of the dangers such activities pose. While outdoor attractions in Alaska are alluring, they are also unsafe for adventurers who are not careful. According to the USDA Forest Service, there are several safety steps you should take before embarking on an

How safe are tourist attractions in Alaska?

Alaska is known as one of the most beautiful destinations in the United States for scenic views to take in, incredible nature to explore and prime vacation spots to enjoy. These are some of the many reasons tourists flock to the state every year. According to the state’s Department of Commerce, there are as many as 1.78 million visitors from out-of-state annually.

Common causes for boating accidents

Due to Alaska's location and some of its largest industries, boating is not an uncommon way to get around and many residents own boats. However, some people mistakenly think that it's less dangerous than driving, or forget that boats are vehicles with the potential to crash like anything else on land or in the air.

Report: Number of boating accidents around Alaska doubles

Alaskans are no strangers to boating, whether it is for a person's occupation or hobby. And for the most part, people understand the importance of being safe and observing boating regulations to avoid accidents.

How is an aviation accident's cause pinpointed?

When aviation accidents occur, people scramble to figure out what caused it. This is also true for those of you in Alaska, where weather can play a bigger role in potential crashes than it might in areas of the country with less volatile conditions. At the Law Offices of Michael J. Schneider, we wish to help you understand where the flying dangers come from in this state, and what they can lead to.

NHTSA: Less than 35 pct of faulty Takata airbags have been fixed

The U.S. Senate has been looking into the status of the Takata airbag inflator recall that has been plaguing automakers worldwide. According to information submitted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 46.2 million airbags have been recalled so far out of an estimated 100 million-plus thought to be affected.

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