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November 2017 Archives

How can you prevent accidents at sea?

The cruise manual for the National Science Foundation's Sikuliaq boldly states that "virtually all accidents" are preventable. If anyone can make a statement that bold, certainly the NSF can. They, along with the University of Alaska Fairbanks' College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, operate Sikuliaq, "one of the most advanced research vessels in the world." In the manual for operating the sophisticated ship, mariners establish safety guidelines to protect Alaskans from avoidable injuries. Even if your boat is much smaller and less technologically driven, and you use it mostly for fishing runs with family and friends, following these recommendations can help you keep both passengers and crew safer when navigating ocean waters.

Brake failure results in multi-car crash

Anchorage residents likely realize the importance that freight carriers play in helping to sustain commerce in the U.S. They also understand that the semi-trucks and tractor-trailers that these companies utilize are complex machines that require scores of additional maintenance beyond that which is required for traditional cars, trucks and SUVs. A failure of any of the component systems that contribute to the operation of these vehicles can result in accidents that cause extensive damage and catastrophic injuries. 

How does marijuana use affect driving ability?

While the dangers associated with drinking and driving are well documented and have been for some time, Alaska and several other states’ relatively recent legalization of recreational marijuana is raising new questions. Just how much does the use of marijuana impact one’s ability to drive, for example, and how much does that person's decision to use before getting behind the wheel endanger you and everyone else on the roadway?

Understanding Alaska's wrongful death laws

At the Law Offices of Michael J. Schneider, a Professional Corporation, in Alaska, we understand that when your loved one dies unexpectedly, you and other family members are left in a state of shock. You suffer a great deal of emotional pain and may suffer financial losses as well due to the death of your loved one.

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