Lives are sometimes lost in the most tragic circumstances imaginable. One devastating accident caused the death of an 8-year-old boy. Although nothing can undo what has already happened, his family will have the option to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the party believed responsible in an Alaska civil court.
Losing a loved one unexpectedly is naturally a traumatic experience for anyone. Sadly, driver negligence has been responsible for the deaths of many passengers in Alaska auto accidents. Two families have to deal with these circumstances after a recent fatal crash occurred in Cantwell.
Concussions are not limited to injuries on the sports fields. In Alaska and across the country, some of the most frequent car accident injuries are concussions. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury, and it can be mild or severe. The mistake many make is not to go for a medical examination after an accident if they have no apparent injuries, not realizing that the effects of concussions can linger.
Chronic pain can affect any person's quality of life. Sometimes, victims of auto accidents in Alaska suffer delayed injuries, and by the time the symptoms appear they may not connect them to the crash. For that reason, a medical examination after any accident is crucial. Back injuries often become evident days or even weeks after a collision. The spinal column along with all the connected muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves protect the spinal cord that carries messages to the brain.
When people think of dangerous occupations, they list jobs such as police officer, firefighter and construction worker. However, truck drivers remain one of the most deadly occupations in the United States, with over 800 fatalities in the last year.
Authorities in Southwest Alaska are investigating an ATV rollover that occurred in the early morning hours of a recent Wednesday. Reportedly, Alaska State Troopers were called to crash scene at about 3:30 a.m. This incident was one of many auto accidents that involve young drivers during the summer break.