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Car Accidents in Anchorage, Alaska

Posted by Eric Derleth | May 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

Do I Need a Car Accident Lawyer in Anchorage, Alaska? I have personal injury clients call me every day, and one of the most asked questions by everyone in Anchorage, Kenai, and Soldotna always ask, do I need an accident lawyer for my car accident case? The answer is resoundingly Yes…. You Do Nee...

10 Common Defenses to Car Accident Liability in Alaska

Posted by Eric Derleth | Feb 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

When you are injured in a car accident in Alaska, recovering your losses requires proof of liability. While medical payments (MedPay) insurance provides no-fault coverage, not everyone has MedPay; and, even if you have this insurance, your policy will only cover a small fraction of the costs o...

Do You Need to Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Alaska?

Posted by Eric Derleth | Jan 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you are facing a criminal charge in Alaska, now is not the time to take chances. A conviction could mean fines and jail time, and having a criminal record could negatively impact your life for years – if not decades – come. Yet, if you are like many people who have been arrested, you might ...

What NOT To Do if You Have Been Arrested in Alaska

Posted by Eric Derleth | Dec 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you have been arrested in Alaska, what you do and don't do while your court date is pending could have a major impact on the outcome of your trial. When facing criminal charges, the “to-dos” are fairly simple—you need to make sure you know your court date, and you need to hire an experience...

When Do You Have the Right to Remain Silent in Alaska?

Posted by Eric Derleth | Oct 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.” While most people know this phrase from TV crime dramas, it reflects a fundamental right to defendants in real-life criminal cases. This portion of the Miranda warning is rooted in the F...

What Should You Do After a Rental Car Accident in Alaska?

Posted by Eric Derleth | Sep 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

Each year, millions of visitors come to Alaska to experience all that the state has to offer. At the same time, most of these visitors arrive by airplane or by boat, many rental cars, trucks, or SUVs to get around. With out-of-towners driving unfamiliar vehicles on unfamiliar – and potentially ha...

What Should You Do After a Car Accident in Alaska?

Posted by Eric Derleth | May 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

In recent articles, we have discussed common myths about car accident insurance claims and mistakes you need to avoid when dealing with the insurance companies. We have also provided an overview of the laws that apply to claims for financial compensation. With this information in hand, what shoul...

What Are the Car Accident Laws in Alaska?

Posted by Eric Derleth | Apr 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

When you get injured in a car accident, recovering just compensation for your losses involves asserting your legal rights. Even if it seems like all you are doing is filing a claim with the insurance companies, the reality is that there are several complex legal aspects to auto accident insurance...

What are Alaska’s Marijuana Laws and Penalties?

Posted by Eric Derleth | Mar 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

Alaska's marijuana laws are different from those in other states. It is legal to possess up to an ounce of marijuana for personal use, and you can possess up to four ounces for personal use in your own home. But, beyond this, possessing marijuana is still a crime in Alaska. The Alaska Statutes es...

What Happens After You are Arrested in Alaska?

Posted by Eric Derleth | Dec 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

Facing a criminal charge in Alaska is a daunting proposition. You could be at risk for substantial fines, prison time, and other penalties; and, if you are like most people, you have no idea how the process works or what you need to do in order to give yourself a fighting chance at trial. The 9 M...

Injured in Alaska? Don’t Make These Mistakes

Posted by Eric Derleth | Nov 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you or a loved one has been injured in Alaska and you believe that someone else may be to blame, you need to make smart decisions about protecting your legal rights. If you are right, you could be entitled to a significant financial recovery. But, if you make mistakes, you could diminish the v...

6 Myths about Personal Injury Cases in Alaska

Posted by Eric Derleth | Jun 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you have been injured in a vehicle collision or other accident, you need to make informed decisions about protecting your legal rights. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation out there, and many people have misconceptions about the process of seeking just compensation for their los...

When Can You Sue for Medical Malpractice in Alaska?

Posted by Eric Derleth | May 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

Medical Malpractice Attorney In Alaska Whenever you are facing the below mentioned medical malpractice, that time you need a medical malpractice attorney in Soldotna, Kenai, and Anchorage, Alaska which handles your case legally and fights for your legal rights. When you visit your doctor's off...

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For 25 years, Eric Derleth has helped the people in Soldotna, Anchorage, Kenai, and Palmer / Wasilla areas as a personal injury lawyer. Born and raised in Soldotna, Eric truly understands Alaska’s laws and the legal system. LEARN MORE ABOUT ERIC

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