Author: Hoyt&Blewett

Young Student Workers And Unsafe Summer Jobs

With the spring semester coming to a close, many inexperienced student workers in Montana will be looking for employment opportunities over the summer. When seeking employment, it is important to know that some employers take advantage of these students by failing to train them and by exposing them to unsafe work conditions which result in devastating workplace injuries.

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Denial of Medical Payment Insurance Benefits

Every state in the country, including Montana, requires that drivers carry a minimum amount of auto liability insurance to protect others against the negligence of those operating motor vehicles.  Unfortunately, the minimum liability insurance limits imposed by state legislatures are never high enough to adequately compensate the victims of auto accidents who are seriously injured as a result of another driver’s negligence.

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Workplace Injuries in the Bakken Oil Fields

In a recent episode of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight”, ​John Oliver​ lampooned our neighbor, North Dakota for being too hospitable – especially towards oil companies. Focusing on the ​Bakken Oil Fields,​ Oliver’s piece touched on many of the legal repercussions of the oil boom. Although the segment starts off on a light-hearted note, it takes a grim turn as the realities of his satirical tone become apparent.

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Understanding Wrongful Death Claims in Montana

The emotional distress and grief endured by those who have lost a loved one in a car or trucking accident is unimaginable.  In addition, it can result in financial disaster for families whose breadwinners are killed through no fault of their own.  Fortunately, Montana law allows individuals to pursue a wrongful death claim against the person responsible for causing the fatal car or trucking accident.

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Montana Drivers Should Protect Themselves by Learning about Auto Insurance

Every State in the country requires that drivers carry a minimum amount of auto liability insurance coverage to provide compensation to people who suffer personal injuries in an auto or trucking accident.  The mandatory minimum insurance limits in Montana are $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident.  While these amounts may seem adequate to cover the damages suffered by most people injured in auto and trucking accidents, in most serious accidents, these amounts are far too low to compensate injured victims for their sizeable medical expenses and loss of income as a result of not being able to work. Continue reading “Montana Drivers Should Protect Themselves by Learning about Auto Insurance”

Top 5 Reasons To Retain A Car Accident Injury Lawyer in Montana

When you’re involved in a car accident, the stress of dealing with the law, insurance companies and everyone else involved can be overwhelming. Having an experienced car accident lawyer working for you can help you through the process and any personal injury lawsuit that follows the accident. Here are 5 of the top reasons to retain a lawyer after being involved in a car accident in Montana. Continue reading “Top 5 Reasons To Retain A Car Accident Injury Lawyer in Montana”

Montana Car Accident Lawyers: Dealing With Whiplash

Car Accidents are unfortunately a common occurrence in Montana and many other states. Whether the accident happens on the street or highway, those involved can be left with long-lasting post-accident injuries. One of the most common injuries is a whiplash neck injury. Whiplash is often overlooked and minimized due to a lack of understanding of the injury. While whiplash is not a life threatening injury, victims can be left with a prolonged period of partial disability. Continue reading “Montana Car Accident Lawyers: Dealing With Whiplash”