Edmiston and Colton Law Firm - Personal Injury

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September 2019 Archives

The dangers of driving at night

Even as the sun sets in Montana, motorists still fill the roadways. People are running errands, driving home from work or are headed out for a night on the town. While you may be familiar with navigating the roads at night, you may not know of the added dangers that are involved with nighttime driving. According to AAA, people are three times more likely to die in a catastrophic accident at night than they are during the day. If you understand what these hazards are, you may be able to minimize your risk of becoming involved in a deadly car accident. 

Bicycle accidents and brain injuries

Bicyclists who are struck by vehicles may suffer a number of injuries in the wreck, such as a broken neck or deep lacerations. However, brain injuries are especially common and concerning for various reasons. For one, these injuries can be tough to detect, since symptoms may not appear until later on. Second, these injuries can completely derail a person's life, leaving them mentally incapacitated and unable to take care of themselves. Even when people can continue on with their lives, the damage they have sustained may affect their personality, their relationships and many other facets of their lives.

A strong doctor-patient relationship builds trust

When people are looking for a new doctor in Montana, they often spend considerable time looking at their options and visiting with potential health care providers. They may peruse reviews online to get an idea of how past and current patients feel about the medical attention they received. However, guaranteeing qualified and reliable health care does not stop there. Patients must make an active effort to protect their own safety by doing their part to form a strong relationship with their doctor.

Deadly trend: Taking selfies while driving

While the dangers of using a cellphone while behind the wheel are well known, people continue engaging in this deadly practice on a daily basis. It is not uncommon to see people texting and checking their email while driving down the road, putting lives in danger. Yet, an even more dangerous behavior has taken society by storm, taking selfies while driving. Drivers take pics of themselves in various poses behind the wheel and then continue on to post them to social media. 

About 20% of serious medical conditions misdiagnosed

When you visit your Montana doctor and that physician diagnoses you with a serious medical condition, it may serve you well to seek a second opinion before panicking. At Edmiston & Colton Law Firm, we have seen firsthand the hardships and complications that can arise when patients receive inaccurate or incomplete medical diagnoses, and we have helped many people whose conditions worsened due to medical misdiagnosis pursue legal solutions that meet their needs.

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