What Happens if I Am Injured by a Fire Truck, Mail Truck, Cargo Truck, etc.?

Despite working for the government or a municipality, drivers of emergency vehicles, mail trucks, and cargo vans are just like any other roadway users – they make mistakes behind the wheel. When these mistakes lead to someone else’s serious injury or wrongful death, it can result in a lawsuit against the responsible party. The government… read more

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Montana?

The death of a loved one is always hard – but what about when someone else is responsible for the death? It can be almost impossible for you and your family to move on without pushing for the negligent party to pay for your damages. A wrongful death claim can give your family closure after… read more

Health Risks of Hot Cars in the Summer

Billings, Montana sees average high temperatures around 78 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer. On the hottest day, the heat can reach highs around 90 degrees. Even on cool days, the temperatures inside a parked vehicle can climb to life-threatening levels. There have been cases of children dying of heatstroke when outside temperatures didn’t even surpass… read more

Firework Laws & Safety – What Do the Laws Allow in Montana?

Fourth of July is a time for celebration. Families all over the country fire up the grill, relax by the pool, and finish the night off with fireworks displays. Fireworks are a favorite tradition for many people – but they can also be dangerous. Fireworks caused 15,600 fires in 2013, according to the Consumer Product… read more

New Montana Law Helps Prevent Spread of Invasive Species – What Do You Need to Know This Summer to Prevent Pollution?

Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) has recently implemented measures to prevent the spread of invasive aquatic species in the state. The measures came after biologists found invasive mussel larvae in the Tiber Reservoir last year. Similar test results at Canyon Ferry Reservoir near Helena led to increased vigilance in preventing this and other such… read more

How to Avoid Injury from Wild Animals in Montana This Summer

Montana has beautiful country for camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities. With several national parks and forests, crystalline lakes, and breathtaking mountains, thousands of people enjoy the great outdoors in the Treasure State every year. Unfortunately, wild animals, such as bats, bears, snakes, and mountain lions pose potential threats. Stay safe on your next excursion… read more

Protecting Yourself From Failing Air Quality Grades in Montana

It is important for our health to keep the air clean in the surrounding environment. A recent study shows that a sharp increase in short-term particle pollution for several Montana counties has harmful effects on air quality. Understand the causes and effects of particle pollution to protect yourself from its danger. Understanding Particle Pollution You… read more

What Does the New Montana Lane Splitting Bill Mean for Motorcyclists?

Lane splitting is controversial in the United States, but recent bills proposed by state legislatures are trying to make it legal. Montana is among the states with current lane splitting bills. If the bill is passed, it could change things on the road for motorcycle and automobile operators. Learn more about lane splitting in Montana… read more

Know Montana’s Biking Laws to Stay Safe on the Road

Whether you are a cyclist, a pedestrian or a driver, it is important to be familiar with the rules of the road. When everyone using the road is aware of the laws and abides by them, it creates a safer transportation experience. Stay up to date on Montana’s biking laws to prevent injury and liability… read more

FMCSA rules address distracted truck driving caused by cell use

Drivers in Montana frequently share the road with large commercial trucks. While semi-truck and tractor-trailer truck drivers have to follow the same rules of the road other motorists are required to do so, these drivers are also required to go through specific training and follow additional rules. Because a truck accident can have horrendous effects,… read more