With all the fun and festivities that comes along with New Year's Eve, there are, unfortunately, some dangers as well. As our readers might expect, every New Year's Eve comes with a substantial increase in accidents, many of which involve drunk drivers.
A severe traumatic brain injury can be devastating, leading to disability, personality change and even death. But, even a mild traumatic brain injury can have significant long-term consequences. One of the risks of brain injury is brain cell swelling, which occurs after a brain injury and can worsen the injury. Montana readers may be interested to learn that scientists have discovered that a drug currently used to treat epilepsy can reduce the likelihood and severity of post-TBI brain cell swelling.
In a collision between a large tractor-trailer truck and a small passenger vehicle, people in the smaller vehicle often suffer serious injuries. If the truck driver was negligent, under Montana law the injured victims have the right to sue that driver for damages. But, what about the truck driver's employer? When do injured truck accident victims have the right to bring a claim against the truck company?
Anytime employees are working with heavy equipment there is a risk of injury or death. Tragically, this risk became fatal reality recently for a 64-year-old Billings man who was killed while working at his job at a local vehicle repair business.