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What Is Cognitive Distraction While Driving?

Posted: 01/20/2020

 Motor Vehicle Accident    Personal Injury  

A cognitive distraction can be just as dangerous as a manual or visual one.

Is Whiplash Considered a Serious Injury?

Posted: 01/15/2020

 Motor Vehicle Accident   Personal Injury  

Whiplash can have different levels of severity - including a serious injury with long-term disabilities.


What Do You Do If Your Car Is Sliding on Ice?

Posted: 12/20/2019

 Motor Vehicle Accident  

Ice accumulating on the roadways can make your daily commute treacherous.


Montana's Rate of Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists

Posted: 11/15/2019

 Personal Injury   Motor Vehicle Accident  

If you're involved in a car accident, what do you do if the other person doesn't have insurance? Or, not enough insurance?


Average Workers' Comp Settlement for a Herniated Disc

Posted: 08/29/2019

 Workers Compensation   Medical Insurance   Motor Vehicle Accident  

A herniated disc is a painful and often temporarily debilitating back injury that is common in some occupations.


Which Parties Can Be Liable for a School Bus Accident?

Posted: 08/08/2019

 Motor Vehicle Accident   Wrongful Death  

Are school buses the safest vehicles on the road? What happens if your child has been harmed while riding a school bus while on or off the bus?


How to Deal with an Aggressive Driver

Posted: 06/25/2019

 Motor Vehicle Accident   Environmental Contamination  

Coming across an aggressive driver is alarming, but you can protect yourself from potential risks by considering these tips.


Montana & the Dangers of Distracted Driving

Posted: 03/29/2019

 Motor Vehicle Accident   Personal Injury   Environmental Contamination  

In Montana, distracted driving is a leading cause of traffic accident injuries and fatalities. Efforts have been presented to ban minors for texting, sending, ore reading written communication while operating a motor vehicle. What does this mean for you?


Average Settlement Payout for Whiplash Injury?

Posted: 03/18/2019

 Medical Insurance   Motor Vehicle Accident  

While most whiplash injuries can dissipate within a week after an accident, many victims suffer from chronic pain and limited mobility for months.


What Is an Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury?

Posted: 02/22/2019

 Personal Injury   Motor Vehicle Accident   Workplace Injury  

What is the difference between complete and incomplete spinal cord injuries? Often these injuries have a devastating impact on an injury victim's life, career, and phychological condition.


One Car Accident, Three Collisions

Posted: 02/08/2019

 Motor Vehicle Accident  

Knowing these three types of collisions is important as each one typically entails different risks and damages.


Montana Highway Death Count Steadily Decreases in 2018

Posted: 01/18/2019

 Motor Vehicle Accident  

Many residents of Montana lose their lives in traffic accidents each year, but new data suggests that Montana's highways are becoming safer.


Why Overloaded & Improperly Loaded Trucks Are So Dangerous

Posted: 12/22/2018

 Motor Vehicle Accident   Personal Injury   Environmental Contamination  

Overloading occurs when a truck is so heavy that it exceeds the weight limits imposed by the FMCSA. But, what are these limits and how do they impact an injury claim?


Montana Code Annotated Title 61

Posted: 12/19/2018

 Motor Vehicle Accident   Medical Insurance  

A few of the most important aspects of this Title pertaining to insurance requirements, licensing requirements, and appropriate conduct behind the wheel.


What Is the Difference Between Contusions and Concussions?

Posted: 11/22/2018

 Personal Injury   Motor Vehicle Accident  

Even though they are separate conditions, contusions and concussions have several similarities.


Determining Liability After a Commercial Motor Vehicle Accident

Posted: 11/16/2018

 Motor Vehicle Accident   Personal Injury   Environmental Contamination  

Liability in trucking accidents is one of the primary concerns when facing injuries and property damage from the large or commercial truck that destroys the car and leads to physical injury.


Montana Auto Insurance Laws

Posted: 11/15/2018

 Motor Vehicle Accident   Medical Insurance  

Montana has laws about the minimum amount of auto insurance drivers must carry.


Montana's Cell Phone and Distracted Driving Laws

Posted: 10/27/2018

 Motor Vehicle Accident  

Distracted driving has become a top cause of fatal car accidents, driven by cell phone use behind the wheel.


Is There a Montana Law Requiring Motorcycle Riders to Wear a Helmet?

Posted: 10/19/2018

 Motor Vehicle Accident  

Before you ride your motorcycle into the Montana sunset, make sure you're obeying all the state's motorcycle laws.


Tips for Driving This Summer in Montana

Posted: 07/24/2018

 Motor Vehicle Accident  

Places like Florida and California may make the news more often for their reckless drivers, but Montana is one of the deadliest states for drivers per capita.


Tarping: A Dangerous Trucker Activity That Creates Work Comp Claims

Posted: 01/22/2018

 Motor Vehicle Accident  

Securing cargo on a truck can be difficult depending on the type of cargo. Tarping is one method that helps make securing equipment quick and convenient but there's lot of factors that can make it dangerous on the road.


How the Truck Driver Shortage Affects Trucking Accident Rates

Posted: 01/04/2018

 Motor Vehicle Accident  

There's an increased demand for trucking services with increase is online shopping and shipping. These expectations have produced a truck driver shortage that you need to consider when driving.