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ALASKAN LAW BLOG
CRIMINAL & PERSONAL INJURY LAW

Find answers to your questions about Alaska’s laws concerning criminal matters and personal injury claims.

Defamation of Character — Libel and Slander — in Alaska

Having been a trial lawyer in Alaska for nearly 25 years, I frequently get calls concerning the law of defamation of character (libel and slander). Frankly, most of the people I consult with concerning an allegation of defamation of character [...]

October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Personal Injury|

Criminal Case Definitions — Commonly Used Legal Words and Phrases

A / Accessory — a person that helps someone else commit a crime, either before or after the crime. Accomplice — a person who knowingly and voluntarily participates with another, having the specific intent to help them commit a crime. [...]

October 18th, 2018|Categories: Criminal Defense|

Can Someone Recover for Bystander Trauma Injury in Alaska?

Having done personal injury cases in Alaska for nearly 25 years, I have been asked many times whether someone has to be directly injured in an accident before they can file a lawsuit. Usually the person suing suffers their own [...]

October 16th, 2018|Categories: Personal Injury|

Can Parents Recover for Wrongful Death of a Child in Alaska?

In Alaska, a claim for wrongful death in most instances is governed by Alaska statute 09.55.580. This law provides that "when the death of a person is caused by the wrongful act or omission of another…" the decedent has a [...]

October 16th, 2018|Categories: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury|

How Do I Report Nursing Home / Assisted Living Facility Abuse or Neglect in Alaska?

As a nursing home (and assisted living facility) abuse lawyer in Alaska, I have experienced cases of extreme abuse and neglect in homes that are beautiful on the surface, but which are poorly run leaving residents at risk of harm [...]

October 16th, 2018|Categories: Personal Injury|

What’s a Suspended Imposition of Sentence in Alaska?

Should I Ask for a Suspended Imposition of Sentence in Alaska? Having a criminal record may result in struggling to get good employment and a nice place to live. Having a criminal record could make them a poor risk in [...]

October 15th, 2018|Categories: Criminal Defense|
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