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Posts tagged "compensation"

There are steps to take when considering a malpractice suit

We place a great deal of faith in medical professionals when checking into a health care facility. Generally, this faith is justified by the good care we receive. However, sometimes during the course of treatment a patient may be injured or harmed. In such cases, the patient or his or her family may wish to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Google claims no accidents caused by self-driving cars

What do accidents caused by drunk drivers, distracted drivers and fatigued drivers all have in common? Well, the cause of such accidents can be traced to human beings using questionable judgment behind the wheel. At present, cars must be operated by human beings and this means that car accidents are often the result of human errors.

Plaintiff paid in court settlement for uninsured driver claim

Unfortunately, not all drivers choose to act responsibly and purchase automobile insurance. For this reason, insurance companies offer uninsured motorist coverage. Generally, policyholders must pay extra for this coverage. But this extra cost can prove worthwhile in the event of an accident involving someone who lacks coverage.

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.

Is caffeine an effective solution to driver drowsiness?

Getting plenty of sleep is important so we can effectively take on our many responsibilities. One of the most critical responsibilities that many of us share is driving safely. And while it is no secret that it is more likely for someone to be involved in an automobile accident if he or she drives while drowsy, many people still get behind the wheel lacking the rest they need.

Use of anesthesia connected to death of Joan Rivers

Recently, a report was released by the New York City medical examiner regarding the death of comedian Joan Rivers. This post is a follow up to a summary of the case that we wrote previously. What is now known, according to the report, is that Ms. Rivers's death was due to brain damage caused by a shortage of oxygen. The complications occurred when she was undergoing a scoping procedure on her upper gastrointestinal tract at the time of the incident.

Montana sees more fatal car accidents during summer months

Given the very difficult road conditions caused by weather in the winter, one might assume that Montana’s roadways would be safer to travel on during the summer months. But this is not the case; it is the summer that produces the highest number of deadly car accidents on Montana highways.

Woman receives settlement for underinsured motorist claim

There are motorists in Montana who carry a level of auto insurance that is insufficient for covering the costs of damages they may cause in an accident. In fact, some drivers simply have no coverage at all. In order to ensure that we receive compensation for damages that we incur when getting in an accident with such drivers, we may be able to add uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage to our insurance plans.

What to do if you're hit by an uninsured motorist

Almost every state in America, including Montana, has a law against driving without insurance. Most require at least the minimum liability to cover other cars you may hit. Still, incidents of uninsured drivers causing accidents happen nearly every day in the state. The statistics are rather alarming: according to a 2011 study from the Insurance Research Council, one in five drivers are driving without any insurance.