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October 2017 Archives

Cellphone rules for truck drivers

Truck drivers in Alaska may not always think about the rules which govern their cellphone usage behind the wheel. However, some of these rules can be far-reaching and it is important to understand the ways these devices can legally be used on the road.

What do motorcyclists need to be aware of this fall?

Fall is a beautiful time of year in Alaska, especially for those who love the outdoors. If riding through the countryside on your motorcycle is something you enjoy doing, this is the time to do it, before the harsh Alaskan winter sets in. You need to be aware, however, of numerous hazards that are common in autumn and may threaten your safety on a motorcycle.

Injuries sustained on cruise ships

When you go on a cruise in Alaska, you usually expect to have a good time, not sustain injuries. Some people are injured on cruise ships, though. At the Law Offices of Michael J. Schneider, we know that receiving compensation for these wounds can be more complicated than you may think.

Alaska’s CFIT plane crash problem

Riding in small planes is a way of life for many who live in Alaska, but your chances of crashing and suffering injury or death as a result are higher in a small plane than it is in a larger, commercial aircraft. While the number of small plane crashes across the state has declined somewhat in recent years, officials within the National Transportation Safety Board feel the number of small plane accidents still occurring in the state is far too high.

Wrongful death of pregnant women

When many people in Alaska think about wrongful death, they think of accidents which could have been prevented. Not many people think of a woman's death during childbirth, though. According to NPR, 65,000 women almost die from causes related to childbirth, while 700 to 900 die each year. 

Answers to top 3 questions about rafting in Alaska

Rafting in Alaska is an exhilarating and breathtaking experience. The rivers are often fast, deep and cold, but they give you a unique way to take in the gorgeous views. However, if you do not prepare, you could end up in a dangerous situation and suffer a serious injury

Is this negligent driving behavior?

As someone who spends time on Alaskan roads, you know that some driving habits and behaviors are more dangerous than others. The behaviors that are considered negligent, for example, can net you jail time, fines, or license suspension. But what exactly negligent driving behaviors?

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