Alaska Personal Injury Attorneys

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2017

Blog Posts in 2017

  • What is a Closed Head Injury?

    A closed head injury is just what it sounds like -- a type of traumatic brain injury that may not be immediately apparent because there's no visible wound. In a closed head injury, the brain and dura mater (the outermost tough membranes which cover the brain) are intact, but that doesn't mean that the injury isn't real -- or potentially serious. In fact, traumatic brain injuries (closed head ...
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  • How Vision Changes Affect Driver Safety

    In Alaska, you're required to renew your driver's license every five years . In addition, you can renew remotely by mail or online during every other renewal period. This means that ten years can go by before you're required to pass their vision test. During this time, a lot can happen to your vision, especially for those who are 40 years of age and older. If you are entering into midlife (about ...
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  • Injured In A Fall At a Restaurant or Store

    Injuries in restaurants, department stores, etc. are not uncommon when it comes to personal injury claims. Since there is always a chance that someone can be injured in a fall in a restaurant or department store, many stores are attempting to make changes to reduce those chances. Unfortunately, accidents can still happen if the stores do a poor job of maintaining their store or if someone is ...
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  • How Whiplash Can Affect Your Brain

    How Whiplash Can Affect Your Brain Brain Lash Most people recognize that whiplash is a common injury after an automobile accident. It's the result of having your neck snapped violently back or to the side as the result of a hard impact. But what many don't realize is that whiplash can affect more than your neck. It can -- and often does -- result in mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) as well! mTBI ...
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  • Anchorage Dentist Accused of Medicaid Fraud

    Seth Lookhart, the Anchorage-based dentist who made himself infamous after filming himself performing a procedure on a patient while riding a hoverboard, appeared in court for the first time to face his charges. Both the dentist and his office manager, Shauna Cranford, face serious criminal charges for Medicaid fraud after allegedly performing medically-unnecessary procedures and funneling the ...
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  • Motorcycle Driving Tips for Staying Safe

    5 Motorcycle Driving Tips for Staying Safe Will you be riding your motorcycle this summer? It’s important to be extra careful when riding your bike. Here are some important motorcycle safety tips. Beware of Blind Spots Don’t drive in a car’s blind spot. The car’s driver is supposed to check their blind spots, but you can’t rely on them doing so. Give them enough room to change lanes or turn ...
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  • Dentist Accused of Standing on a Hoverboard During Procedure

    Do you know what your doctor is doing when you’re sedated? Everyone hopes they’re performing a procedure to the best of their ability, including minimizing risk. However, one Anchorage medical professional was found to be doing anything but. Seth Lookhart, a local dentist, is in serious legal trouble after prosecutors found video of him performing a procedure on a patient while riding a ...
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  • P&B Wins Jury Verdict of $1.85 Million for Client Assaulted

    On August 7, 2017, the Anchorage-based, personal injury litigation firm Power and Brown, LLC obtained a $1.85 million verdict for a client who was violently assaulted by an Anchorage bar patron in 2013. The jury found that that the bar violated Alaska’s dram shop laws and acted negligently in failing to protect Power and Brown’s client. It awarded compensatory damages of $350,000 in economic ...
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  • Alaska Car Accident Attorney Discusses Three Tire Care Mistakes

    Alaska Car Accident Attorney Your tires perform a number of important functions such as turning, accelerating, and braking. Without good traction with the pavement, none of these are possible. If you doubt this, consider what happens when you hit a section of black ice: you can't turn, accelerate, or brake. Without the stability provided by your tires' traction, your car couldn't stay on the road ...
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  • Nearly 30 People Have Been Injured in a Skagway Excursion Accident

    Our firm has successfully protected the rights of injured victims for decades. We know each client is going through a stressful time, and our compassionate Anchorage personal injury attorneys always work hard to find effective legal solutions. A recent accident in Skagway has left nearly 30 people injured, with some requiring extensive medical treatment. Our firm supports clients in their fight to ...
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  • How Melting Arctic Ice Can Lead to Maritime Injuries -- Maritime Injuries

    The face of Arctic waters are changing. As ice increasingly melts, new channels are forming in the Arctic, opening up passageways for cruise ships and other vessels. However, we have to confront a troubling question: Are we really prepared to navigate these changes? Do we have the appropriate safety or emergency infrastructure in place? For example, if a cruise ship were to meet with a disaster in ...
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  • Traumatic Brain Injuries Among Older Adults - Looking Into Long-Term Effects

    Traumatic Brain Injuries Among Older Adults - Looking Into Long-Term Effects Traumatic Brain Injury Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can cause serious physical, mental, and emotional problems among people of any age, but they're especially prevalent among older adults. For seniors, a group that frequently experiences slips and falls, a TBI can come about just from tripping on the corner of a rug or ...
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  • Alaska Car Accident Attorney on the Dangers of Speeding

    Alaska Car Accident Attorney Which is the more dangerous situation, driving a car off a 120 foot high cliff, or crashing a car into a rock wall at 60 mph? The answer is that both situations will cause similar damage to the car and injury to its occupants. While most people fully appreciate the dangers of falling from a great height, few appreciate the dangers of speed. When falling 120 feet to the ...
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  • Did You Slip and Fall In a Restaurant? 3 Things You Should Know Injured in a Fall

    Nothing ruins a restaurant experience more than suffering a slip and fall injury. It’s especially frustrating when you get injured because of someone else’s negligence. Fortunately, you may be entitled to compensation. Here are some things you need to know. Types of Falls The typical slip and fall restaurant case is when you slip on some spilled drink or food on the floor. However, many other ...
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  • Motorcycle Safety: How Your Motorcycle Helmet Protects You at High Speeds

    Motorcycle safety Cars have bumpers and crumple zones that protect their occupants from collisions. Yet these suffer severe damage after a high-speed crash. However, it's precisely this damage that absorbs the collision energy that would otherwise harm the driver and passengers. Thoughtful motorcyclists might question how a helmet, that's quite thin compared to the car's bumpers and crumple zones, ...
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