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Nerve damage: lasting effects of an auto accident

At the Law Offices of Michael J Schneider, a Professional Corporation, in Alaska, we know the physical, emotional and financial devastation you can suffer as the result of an auto accident. In addition to your pain and suffering, your injuries could be long-lasting or even lead to a permanent disability that makes it impossible for you to work. This is especially true if you suffer from nerve damage.

The importance of getting whiplash checked out by a doctor

You might think you are fine after a minor car accident, even if you feel a little sore for a few days. Whiplash is not a big deal compared to what you might have gone through, you think. While you may be correct that you could have suffered much worse, we at the Law Offices of Michael J. Schneider, A Professional Corporation, also understand the potential severity of whiplash injuries that Alaskans may suffer.

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...."

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.

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?

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.

Autonomous vehicle safety features targeted for 2019

Alaska residents who have been watching reports about the ongoing development of self-driving vehicles are likely to wonder just how these vehicles will keep people safer. When searching for details about the alleged safety benefits of autonomous cars, learning about some of the technologies used can be helpful.

SUV driver hits motor home head on, kills one

While many regions in the country struggle with overly congested roads and a reputation for aggressive and unsafe drivers, Alaska is not generally regarded a place full of busy highways and reckless drivers. That, however does not mean that there are not serious motor vehicle accidents that happen in Alaska. It also does not mean that these accidents cannot be caused by the negligence of some drivers. Sadly, such realities abound regardless of traffic volume or location.

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.

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