Like almost every state, Montana requires all vehicle owners to carry liability insurance or post an indemnity bond to cover bodily injury damages resulting from an accident. Owners of fleets of 25 or more vehicles can provide a certificate of self-insurance if they have sufficient resources to pay a judgment arising out of an accident. The insurance must provide liability coverage for bodily injuries in the amounts of $25,000 per person injured and $50,000 per accident. Unfortunately, many drivers in Montana drive without insurance, in violation of the law.
Montana law requires that drivers move over a lane when emergency vehicles are at the side of the road. The law protects not only police officers and rescue personnel, but tow truck drivers who arrive at an accident scene to remove disabled vehicles and get traffic flowing again.
The sudden loss of a loved one in an auto accident is devastating for family members. When the loved one was killed in a drunk driving accident, in addition to shock and grief there is usually a desire to see justice done.
When a Montana oil field worker is injured on the job, workers' compensation is usually the primary source of compensation. Workers' compensation benefits can compensate an injured worker for lost wages, permanent disability and medical benefits. This post will provide an overview of the medical benefits that are available under Montana's workers' compensation system.