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Posts tagged "Car Accidents"

March is the month to recognize brain injury issues

The impact an auto collision can break bones and cause deep lacerations. Fortunately, if properly treated, most injuries can heal so the accident victim will eventually resume a normal life. But some injuries can leave victims with permanent physical damage.

Compensation critical for some brain injury victims

Being in an automobile collision can be an extremely jarring experience. It is only natural that in the moments following such an event a person would feel scared to the point of disorientation. It could be a challenge just to compose oneself and assess what happened.

What methods are used to check for TBI after an accident?

Traumatic brain injuries may occur due to an impact to the head or a piercing of the skull. TBI can result from many events, including falls and objects striking the head. Motor vehicle accidents are also responsible for many cases of TBI. And while TBI can be a very serious condition that requires long-term care, sometimes its symptoms are not readily apparent.

Alcohol: a major contributor to fatal accidents on Montana roads

Every year it seems that automobile manufactures add more safety features to their cars. So one would hope that all the expense and technology put toward these efforts would lead to a discernable decrease in the number of fatal accidents that occur every year on Montana's roads. Unfortunately, in the last years, this has not been the case. In fact, there has been a marked and disturbing increase in the number of deaths that have resulted from collisions on our state's thoroughfares.

How does loud music negatively affect drivers?

As everyone is likely aware, distracted driving is dangerous driving. Texting and cellphone use while driving has become a primary concern in recent years and with good reason. Still, there are other forms of distraction that drivers engage in. Some of these distractions have been in existence for much longer than the mobile devices that cause so much trouble.

Two killed and two injured in Montana when car crosses centerline

While driving on Montana roads during the daytime certainly has its challenges, driving at night and in the early morning hours can prove hazardous. During overnight hours, far too many of the drivers on the road are fatigued or even impaired. And even alert drivers, can find themselves in sudden danger. If this happens, avoiding a car accident may be impossible.

While driving in Yellowstone, which animals pose hazards?

The mountains, wildlife, thermal springs and other sights make a visit to Yellowstone National Park an unforgettable experience. Driving through the park can be great fun. But it is important to remember that the park's environment is not strictly meant to benefit human beings.

Montana's highway fatalities down in 2014

With the start of a new year, we can now begin to look back and assess the events that transpired in 2014. Montana residents may be interested to learn that statistics indicate a downturn in the number of fatalities attributable to accidents on the state’s highways.

Alleged drunk driver causes havoc on Montana roadway

We all know how a snowstorm can make driving difficult on Montana roadways. When such conditions exist, it is important to take your time, drive defensively and look out for the other vehicles on the road in order to avoid accidents. One thing you don’t want to encounter is a driver who is driving in an aggressive or dangerous manner.

Pedestrian struck by pickup truck in Billings

In Billings, a 43-year-old man is currently nursing permanent injuries to his knee and face, with jeopardy to his eyesight that he suffered as a result of being struck by a pickup truck. He also suffered other injuries, including broken ribs, a collapsed lung and a bruised colon. The man will have to have surgery to treat his facial and knee injuries.