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May 2019 Archives

Prescription medication and delivery truck crashes

Truck accidents have a myriad of causes and every crash is unique. For example, a semi-truck driver may cause a collision due to fatigue after driving for too long, or a delivery truck driver may be responsible for an accident because they do not have very much experience and are not used to operating such a large vehicle. Prescription medication is another risk factor to consider when it comes to delivery truck accidents, and people take prescription drugs for many different reasons. Unfortunately, those whose driving ability is adversely impacted by prescription medication may cause an accident that leaves innocent people injured or claims lives.

Job concern might increase distracted driving

While Montana residents may not have to deal with the extremely hectic and congested roadways for their daily commute like so many metropolitan areas around the nation, that does not mean its residents are devoid of feeling the pressures of their jobs. For many people, this includes the need to be available to their employers and colleagues at almost any time and in any place - including in their vehicles. The desire to stay on top of work may well be leading some drivers to engage in distracted driving when they would or should otherwise be focused on safely operating their vehicles.

Can you educate your teen about the danger of distracted driving?

While you are excited that your teenager gets to start driving and can be more independent, you are also concerned about his or her ability to be responsible when driving the roads of Montana. Because driving requires focus and prompt decision making, distractions of any kind can create dangerous circumstances. Teaching your teenager about the dangers of distracted driving is imperative to his or her ability to learn about the importance of being vigilant and defensive. 

Verdicts Mount Against Monsanto as Edmiston & Colton Law Firm Files Lawsuit in Montana

Yesterday, the third jury verdict against Monsanto was issued as a result of Monsanto's sale and marketing of Roundup herbicide. A California jury found that a couple contracted non-Hodgkin lymphoma because of their use of the glyphosate-based herbicide in residential landscaping. The jury awarded $55 million in compensatory damages to the couple, plus $1 billion to each plaintiff in punitive damages based on Monsanto's conduct. The verdict is a clear rebuke of Monsanto's actions in covering up the risks of glyphosate, including submitting scientifically unsound studies to the EPA, "ghostwriting" research papers about the chemical, and promoting its products as safe despite evidence to the contrary.

Auto accidents and emotional health

The consequences of a motor vehicle collision can be unbearably challenging from a physical perspective, and they can also be very tough from a financial point of view. However, the emotional toll of motor vehicle collisions should not be ignored, either. Many people who are involved in auto accidents (and their loved ones) suffer from an emotional standpoint because of the crash, whether they experience depression, anxiety or even anger. In some instances, victims develop post-traumatic stress disorder.

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