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July 2017 Archives

Drivers are most dangerous to themselves

Drivers across Alaska have many unique concerns to consider while on the road, but fearing that another driver could cause an accident is at the top of the minds of many. A new study shows that this fear may be unfounded, and drivers' greatest threat may be themselves.

Alaska is home to some of the most dangerous jobs

If you ever turn on the TV and see dramatic reality shows chronicling the challenges people face in high-risk jobs, it might seem adventurous and even kind of fun. Of course, this is the allure of such shows, but such occupations are always dangerous, often injurious and sometimes deadly. Alaska is home to many of the jobs profiled on programs such as Ice Road Truckers and Deadliest Catch.

What sort of accidents and injuries occur on boats?

Anyone who enters Alaska's waters opens themselves up to the possibility of being injured at sea. Some situations are certainly far more dangerous than others. For example, deep sea fishing vessels are much more likely to report back injuries or even fatalities than a cruise ship. However, due to the potential of injury in any situation, it's good to have Law Offices of Michael J. Schneider on your side.

Trucks with heavy loads a road risk

There can be many dangers on the highways of Alaska, but one big concern is that some are trucks carrying loads over the legal weight limit. While many drivers do this because they are trying to help their companies deliver goods on time, heavier trucks are more dangerous to the other drivers on the road.

What are common accidents on commercial fishing boats?

Alaskan fishers like you risk life and limb in order to make a living. At the Law Offices of Michael J. Schneider, we take a detailed look at the most common types of accidents you might face on any commercial fishing vessel so you can prepare yourself to combat these dangers in the future.

Driver shortage causes spike in elderly truck drivers

On highways in Alaska and across the country, motorists know that there are risks on the road. Yet with a shortage of drivers causing difficulties for the trucking industry, many drivers may not understand the new perils facing them each time they hit the highways.

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