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April 2015 Archives

Antilock brakes help motorcycles stop more safely

Montana's roads are ideal for extended motorcycle voyages. The mountainous scenery is invigorating. And when the road conditions permit, a rider may want to run his or her motorcycle all the way up to the speed limit. But special caution should always be observed when traveling at higher speeds. It is all too easy to be in an accident caused by an unexpected road hazard.

Oil boom brought challenges for truck drivers

Truck drivers who travel Montana's roadways must contend with all manner of possible hazards. In the winter, snow storms can make roads extremely dangerous. Montana's wildlife contains many large animals that can step into a truck's path at any time of day or night.

Falls are a common cause of nursing home injuries

When it comes time to put a parent or loved one into a nursing home, we trust that the staff of the home is properly trained. Falling is a very common cause of nursing home injuries. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website states that around 1,800 nursing home residents suffer fatal fall-related injuries every year. Additionally, those residents who survive a fall are often left with permanent debilitating injuries.

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.