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Ward Merdes

Correction: Two Injured – Not Killed On Kenai Spur

A quick correction – the Peninsula Clarion reported that Baier, 20, and Norman Copeland, 30 were injured, not killed on the Kenai Spur Highway. My apologies for the mistake.

Ward Merdes

Condry and Palmer Injured by Fox's Negligence. Here Are Their Claims…

Palmer and Condry Need An Attorney – Now…The News-Miner reports that Jason L. Fox fell asleep at the wheel while driving a government vehicle on the Richardson, drove through a concrete barrier, and smashed into a vehicle driven by Thomas C. Palmer. Here is what Condry (Fox’s passenger) and Palmer need to do about it:Come on, folks. This one is easy. When a person falls asleep at the wheel and…

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Soldier Dies in BC Auto Accident. This Alaska Law Applies…

Guy Family Need To Hire an Attorney ASAP…The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that Private Johnny Guy, 22 or Hampton, Tennessee died in a motor vehicle crash in British Columbia. Apparently, Mr. Guy’s private vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer near Bariere. Mr. Guy was assigned to Ft. Wainwright, right next to my home town – Fairbanks. Additional details are missing, but Mr. Guy’s…

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Snowmachiner Killed By Well Casing. The Law…

Stolach family needs to hire an accident reconstructionist.The Alaska State Troopers report that Dewey J. Staloch, 61,died Sunday after his snowmachine collided with a well casing. Mr. Staloch was declared dead at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, where he was taken after the accident on Calder Road in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough east of Wasilla.Troopers responded at 5:50 p.m. to a snowmachine…

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How To Pick The Right Personal Injury Attorney

Hiring the right personal injury attorney takes time, effort and good thought.Picking the right personal injury attorney is critical. Many attorneys advertise that they accept personal injury / wrongful death cases – but few really know what they are doing. Here’s how to know you found a good one…1. Web Site: Check his/her web site. Though it is tempting to simply go through the phone book,…

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Wasilla Highway Claims Another Victim. Here's The law:

Other driver in Zehrung accident needs to hire an attorney ASAP.The Associated Press reports that 24-year-old Denis L Zehrung was killed in a two-car crash this morning on the Palmer-Wasilla Highway. Alaska State Troopers say Zehrung was westbound at mile 6.5 when her vehicle crossed the center line and hit another vehicle nearly head-on. The other driver has been hospitalized. Here is what the…

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Richardson Highway Accident. At Least One Dead

Victim of Brand accident on Richardson Hwy. needs to call a lawyer, now.The Fairbanks Police Report that 16 year old Riley August Brand of Fairbanks died in the Sunday night car crash on the Richardson Highway. It is believed that his (yet identified) passenger was also badly injured. Though Mr. Brand appears to be at fault, here is what his passenger (or his family) need to know about Alaska’s…

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Slow Down Fairbanks…

Fairbanks is experiencing a rash of motor vehicle accidents, horrible injuries and deaths. The new snow is (again) forcing folks to test their skills in traffic. Please slow down as you renew your winter driving skills. In case you didn’t get that, let me repeat … SLOW DOWN. The phone in our law office is ringing off the hook with callers who have been hurt in wrecks. Folks are getting hurt,…

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Mitchell Expressway Fatality – Specific Insurance Law Instructions…

The Troopers announced today that Matthew Culp, 18, of North Pole was killed in Wednesday’s three-car pile-up on the Mitchell Expressway near Fairbanks. Mr. Culp was a passenger in the pickup driven by Jessie Jones, 23 of Fairbanks. Initial investigation by the Troopers suggests that Mr. Jones’ pickup crossed the median and collided with a sport utility vehicle driven by a 53 year old woman and…

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Ft. Richardson Soldier Dies in Iraq Car Crash. What His Family Needs To Know About Insurance Claims…

The AP reports that Jason M. Lantieri died 10/10/07 in Iraq – from injuries suffered in a car crash. Sgt. Lantieri was stationed in Ft. Richardson, Alaska. His family should closely examine its right to bring insurance claim(s) for this loss. Specifically, Sgt. Lantieri’s family should consider bringing Uninsured Motorist claims under all policies that may apply to this wreck. Those insurance…