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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.

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.

Mother and son get $14.5 million in medical malpractice suit

Doctors and hospitals have a sacred duty to do everything in their power to keep those in their charge safe from harm. Sadly, preventable mistakes happen all the time in Montana that leave patients with life-threatening injuries or ailments that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Often, the hospitals refuse to admit fault and families are left with debts of millions of dollars for medical expenses, in-home care and rehabilitation.

Montana drivers court danger by texting and driving

Distracted driving is becoming a nationwide epidemic. Montana is no different when it comes to having distracted and negligent drivers on the road contributing to the numerous car accidents that occur. Data from various sources indicates that teens are particularly at risk for becoming unsafe drivers on the road. In fact, an estimated 61 percent of Montana teens use their cellphone while driving and an estimated 56 percent are texting and driving.

Medical complications put dental patient in semi-coma

Getting and maintaining good oral health is an important part of having good overall medical health. Though jokes abound about visits to the dentist's office, few expect the “nightmare” of a dental visit to turn into the nightmare of medical complications. One family is now going through what one member calls a “hellish ordeal.” This is due to his daughter ending up in a coma from what should have been a routine wisdom tooth extraction.

Driver sues auto insurance company for not covering damages

Car accidents can be traumatizing, and long after the initial shock, can prove to be a great hassle. When the accident involves an uninsured driver, it can prove to be an even greater hassle. Often, auto insurance companies intentionally make it difficult for people involved in an accident with an uninsured driver to get compensation for the resulting damages. When this is the case, you may learn from the man who is suing his auto insurer for denying coverage of damages caused by an alleged hit-and-run accident.

Highway safety group says Montana is failing

If everyone knew what it ultimately meant for their state to be among the top rated for highway safety laws, it is likely that everyone would work to see this come to fruition. Highway safety laws may greatly reduce not only the amount of car accidents, but also the level of injuries and fatalities sustained in these accidents. That is why it is disheartening to know that the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety group has listed Montana as one of the worst states for passing highway safety laws.

Robotic device malfunction leads to medical malpractice verdict

Two individuals now residing in Montana were awarded more than $100,000 concerning a medical malpractice lawsuit.  The jury awarded the couple $10,500 for medical expenses.  An additional $100,000 was awarded concerning compensation for physical pain and mental anguish.