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March 2015 Archives

What medications are truck drivers prohibited from using?

Those who drive tractor trailers for a living must adhere to established standards regarding the use of medication. In order to use a prescription medication or controlled substance, a driver must be given a prescription by a licensed practitioner. In fact, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's website, commercial motor vehicle drivers are prohibited from using certain medications.

Motorcyclists balance fun with safety to avoid accidents

In their classic ode to motorcycle riding, "Little Honda," The Beach Boys sing "It's more fun than a barrel of monkeys, that two wheel bike." The song is undeniably catchy and captures the joy of hopping on a motorcycle and taking off on a daylong excursion. This happy feeling is shared by many motorcycle riders who understand that there is no better way to travel.But in order to keep the good times going, motorcyclists must be aware of the potential dangers that can spring up suddenly when out on a ride. The fact is, those who ride motorcycles must temper their pursuit of fun with a healthy dash of caution.Road conditions are a constant concern for motorcyclists. Loose gravel, potholes and other similar impediments are not likely to be problematic for the driver of an automobile. But even minimal obstacles can become major hazards when moving at a high rate of speed on two wheels.If the worst happens and you suffer catastrophic injuries caused by a motorcycle accident, you could be facing time off from work and costly medical expenses. This is when you will need to file a claim with your insurance company for compensation. Unfortunately, sometimes insurance companies are loath to pay insured riders the full amount to which they are entitled.A Montana personal injury attorney may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve. The attorney could go over the terms of your policy to determine what you are owed. In addition, having an attorney represent your interests could possibly motivate an insurance company to be more cooperative in reaching a settlement.

Family files lawsuit against children?s hospital

We rightfully hold high expectations for the care that our family members receive when they go to a hospital for treatment. Medical professionals are required to provide an acceptable level of care in seeing that our loved ones are given their best chance for a full recovery from an illness or injury. A patient could be seriously injured if a doctor or other medical worker fails to follow proper procedures.

States grapple with problem of uninsured drivers

A motor vehicle accident can do more than just ruin an otherwise good day. A serious accident could result in myriad long-term issues. An automobile crash victim could be left facing hefty expenses for medical treatment and vehicle repair.