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Car accident injuries aren't always immediately apparent


In the immediate aftermath of a serious car accident, Montana emergency responders will check whether anyone is injured. If a person's injuries are not obvious, they will ask the person if they feel alright. Often the answer is yes. But all too often someone who initially did not think they were injured begins to experience pain, stiffness and other symptoms hours or even days later.

What damages can be recovered in a car accident injury claim?


In Montana, a person injured in a car accident caused by the fault of another driver has the right to bring a lawsuit and recover monetary damages. The amount of damages awarded is determined by a jury if the case goes to trial. In many cases the victim's attorney is able to negotiate a settlement with the negligent driver's insurance company before trial.

Should mobile phone makers block texting and driving?


In this blog we have posted many times about the dangers of texting and driving. Just last month we discussed a visit by the "It Can Wait" safety campaign to a Billings High School. The problem is serious: according to a recent article in the New York Times, fatal motor vehicle accidents are increasing at a rate unseen since the 1960s, and distracted driving is part of the problem.

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