When a car or truck collides with a motorcycle, the motorcyclist usually gets the worst of it. With nothing between them and the pavement, motorcyclists can suffer injuries even in minor or low-speed collisions. This happened recently on Billings' South Side, when the operator of a small motorcycle or moped was hit by a car in what appears to have been a distracted driver accident.
Montana is a big state, and Montana residents often have to drive long distances to get from one town to another. Unfortunately, spending long, monotonous hours behind the wheel can be hazardous. A driver who is short of sleep on a long drive is in danger of falling asleep behind the wheel and causing an auto accident. Even nodding off for a few seconds can have disastrous consequences.
Montana readers of this blog know that a brain injury is one of the most potentially life-changing injuries an individual can suffer. An injury to the brain can result in complications that profoundly affect a person's intellect, behavior and emotions. In a recent post in this blog we discussed some of the symptoms that may indicate a traumatic brain injury has occurred. This week we will take a look at some of the complications that can ensue in the aftermath of a brain injury.
Hundreds of Colorado residents have suffered injury or even death due to a medical professional's inability to provide adequate medical care. This could be a situation that warrants a lawsuit based on medical malpractice. However, a statute of limitation exists surrounding how long a party has to file a claim for medical malpractice in Montana.
Most residents of Montana work hard and take pride in the work they do. When they are injured at work their goal is generally to recover and get back to work as soon as possible. Unfortunately many workers' compensation insurance providers deny injured workers the benefits they need to recover medically and financially.
A number of previous posts in this blog have discussed the risk of serious on-the-job injuries to Montana workers in the Bakken oil fields. Among the most painful and disabling injuries that occur in the oil fields are severe burns.
When Montana families have to face the tough decision to put a loved one in a nursing home, they want to be sure the facility they choose is a safe environment and that the staff will properly care for their family member. Unfortunately, many families discover that their loved one has been a victim of neglect or abuse in the facility they chose.
Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals have a legal duty to provide a level of care consistent with the standard provided by competent practitioners in their field. When they fail to do so, a worsened medical condition or even death can be the result. Our Eastern Montana law firm can help victims of medical malpractice and their families recover the compensation they need to get their lives back together.
The New Year brought some encouraging news for Montana residents. The Montana Highway Patrol reported that the number of people killed on the state's roads in 2014 was significantly fewer than in 2013. Motor vehicle accidents claimed 192 lives in 2014 as compared to 229 in 2013, a 16 percent drop.
The development of technology to extract oil from the Bakken Shale fields of Montana and North Dakota has brought an unprecedented economic boom to the region. Well-paying jobs have attracted a lot of Montana workers to the oil industry. The work is tough and it can be dangerous. When a Montana oil field worker suffers a workplace injury accident or an occupational disease, they may be left wondering how to provide for their family.