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September 2017 Archives

Safe helicopter landing tips

Alaskan helicopter pilots may one day face a situation in which the engine stalls or cuts out completely. Fortunately, there are failsafes in place to keep the plane from plummeting to the ground once the engine stops working.

What is a pilot's standard of care to passengers?

Pilots who operate aircraft owe a duty of care to passengers aboard their planes. A breach of the duty owed, which causes injury, may make a pilot and even an airline legally responsible, or liable, for injuries and damages to persons and property. As with other professions, however, the particular duty owed and the kind of breach that may occur is specific to airline pilots and their professional responsibilities.

Why should you keep your trucking log updated?

Alaskan truck drivers are all required by federal law to keep a logbook while they're actively on duty. Though this isn't heavily enforced, it would still be greatly beneficial to you to keep up good habits by updating your logbook daily anyway.

Hazards from recreational activities in Alaska

There is no question that Alaska holds a certain beauty you cannot find anywhere else, drawing in tourists every year to experience the natural landscapes and outdoor recreation. While these activities bring fun and fulfillment, they also come with risks.

What should others know about motorcycles?

Unfortunately, Alaskan motorcyclists are often put into a situation where other people, especially juries, do not understand how motorcycles work. This can skew court cases against them. At the Law Offices of Michael J. Schneider, we provide you with the knowledge you need to predict and resolve any questions or wrongful assumptions that may be held.

A look at the 2016 maritime accidents

The National Transportation Safety Board has published it’s Safer Seas Digest for 2016, which details several maritime accidents that occurred in various locations throughout the world. Two of these occurred in Alaska. The NTSB provides a list of “lessons learned” in order to assist mariners in the prevention of accidents in the future and the reduction of risk.

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