The indictment of a Montana resident for identity theft last May has raised concerns regarding the susceptibility of other Montana residents to being targets of identity theft. According to recent reports from local journalists, identity theft is the most common form of fraud in the state of Montana.
The car accident attorneys at Hoyt & Blewett have represented the people of Montana for over 30 years, and have successfully won numerous seven-figure jury verdicts against insurance companies and corporations. With that said, there have been thousands of automobile-related fatalities in the United States. With an average of 7,100 weather related US automobile deaths each year, and 116,800 people injured in vehicle accidents involving snowy, slushy or icy driving conditions each year, the residents of the state of Montana are set to experience yet another dangerous winter on the roads.
Recent reports of over 3,000 geese that died from exposure to toxic chemicals in a contaminated storage pond near Butte, Montana has raised concern for the safety of residents and surrounding areas in Western Montana. Although no human casualties have been reported as a result of the contaminated water, officials warn that measures must be taken to protect the region’s residents before the poisonous mix seeps into the Butte, Montana water supply. Residents should familiarize themselves with the situation and the protections that are available to compensate them for environmental damage in Butte, Montana.
Each year in Montana, hundreds of people are seriously injured in auto and trucking accidents as a direct result of distracted drivers who talk and/or text on their cell phones. This has become such a serious problem that numerous cities across Montana have implemented ordinances banning the use of hand held devices while driving. Continue reading “Montana’s Laws on Distracted Driving and Cell Phones”
Time is money to most commercial trucking companies. This mentality forces their drivers to be on the road longer and make their shipments faster. In order for drivers to meet their quotas, many times rules, regulations and proper driving protocol are forgone. Continue reading “Common Truck Accidents in Montana”
According to the FDA website, there have been over 50 product recalls, market withdrawals, and safety alerts made by companies in May of 2016 alone. Companies in the United States are being held responsible for their negligence and endangerment to the public. With so many recalls happening every day, it’s important to stay informed on recent product recalls, knowing how to handle yourself in the case of an emergency and how to file and get the most out of your product liability claim.
Nearly everyone in Montana knows a friend, relative, co-worker or acquaintance who has suffered some sort of personal injury in a car or trucking accident, on a worksite, on the premises of a business, or at a hospital during a medical procedure. The injuries suffered by these individuals can have a devastating impact both on the victims themselves and on their families, particularly if there is insufficient insurance coverage to cover their damages. Continue reading “Personal Injury Claims in Montana”
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.
It’s Super Bowl season, parties are planned, tickets are sold out, and the fans are abuzz. It’s one of the biggest annual sporting events in the world, but this year the talk isn’t all about Broncos and Panthers. The big talking point for Super Bowl 50 and this entire season has been concussions.
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.