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Safety implications of legalized recreational marijuana use

It is a simple reality that when social attitudes and norms change the reaction on the law front tends to lag. The result is that certain issues can suddenly stand out in stark relief. The move in Alaska and many other states to allow recreational use of marijuana may stand as one example.

Electric motorcycles: hot in more ways than one?

The headline catches the eye. "Welcome to the age of electric motorcycles." The content of the story on is a look ahead to the anticipated releases this year of a number of electric-powered motorcycles that offer the prospect of some two-wheeled zoom on a par with four-wheeled electric vehicles.

When a close family member suffers serious injury or death

In a previous post, we discussed the concept of loss of consortium—and how a spouse can recover for losses they experience if their spouse is seriously injured or killed. In many states, loss of consortium recovery is limited to an accident victim’s spouse or partner.

'Vision Zero' goal is a goose egg for Anchorage traffic deaths

In some climates, bicycling year-round is considered extreme sport. Not so here in Anchorage. Biking in all seasons is a matter of proud tradition. That's why this city lays claim to the title of birthplace of the Fat Bike. It's also why Anchorage hosts such cycling-boosting events as the 2019 Big Fat Ride.

Can negligent road maintenance lead to wrongful death claim?

Truckers in Alaska expressed their concern over the lack of road maintenance of the Dalton Highway. This followed the death of an experienced truck driver on a recent Friday morning. It remains to be seen if a wrongful death claim will be filed in the aftermath of this tragedy. 

Wrongful death lawsuit not to be tackled without legal counsel

When an Alaska family loses a loved one in an auto crash, the financial consequences often exacerbate the emotional trauma. If the accident was caused by negligence such as distracted or aggressive driving, violations of the road rules, or poor driving skills, the surviving family members could file a wrongful death lawsuit. However, some people do not consider this option because they feel that the loved one cannot be brought back by any amount of compensation.

Parents might file wrongful death claim after rock kills child

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.

Alleged impaired boat operator might face wrongful death claim

A mother of a 2-year-old daughter who was out on an Alaska lake for a day of fun earlier this month lost her life in a tragic accident. Her surviving family members then had to deal with unanticipated end-of-life expenses at a time when they were likely overcome with grief. Fortunately, the civil justice system of Alaska allows them to pursue financial relief by filing a wrongful death lawsuit.


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