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January 2018 Archives

How common is human error in place crashes?

Because of Alaska’s sheer size, air travel may be a way of life for you and many other residents, but traveling by plane also involves inherent risks. Nowadays, the majority of plane crashes arise from four distinct circumstances, and these include weather conditions, mechanical failures, intentional actions and human errors.

Counting the cost: Is drinking and driving worth it?

Alaska's Department of Motor Vehicles makes a bold statement: "For the cost of a first-time DUI, you could ride halfway around the world (12,133 miles) in a taxicab." If you like to have a few drinks with friends during a night on the town, you may want to consider the cost of a Driving Under the Influence charge before driving the party home. 

What can you do to drive more safely in winter?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration offers tips for driving safely in winter weather. Alaska residents can survive the coldest months of the year by following OSHA's "three P's: prepare...protect...prevent...."

Top causes of helicopter accidents

Taking a helicopter tour in Alaska is an exhilarating way to take in the beautiful views of the valleys, backcountry and glaciers. Unfortunately, these flightseeing tours do not always end with a sense of fulfillment and a collection of pictures to post online. Sometimes, they end in tragic accidents. 

What you need to know about the Jones Act

Alaska has a thriving commercial shipping industry, much of it related to tourism. Consequently, many Alaska workers are employed on ships in a variety of capacities. Should they suffer an injury or contract an illness during the course of their employment, even if not actually on board at the time, the Jones Act allows them to recover their medical costs, daily living expenses and lost wages from their employer.

Various levels of severity in maritime accidents

There are few things as essential to the character of Alaska as the water. It has the most extensive coastline of any state, a fact leading to a bustling maritime industry composed of tourism, fishing and freight. More activity on the water inevitably leads to a higher incidence of mistakes, some of which result in a significant enough loss to necessitate legal action.

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