What Time of Year Is the Most Dangerous to Drive?

Organizations all over the world collect enormous amounts of data on motor vehicle accidents. The goal of data collection isn’t just to keep tabs on the human and economic losses surrounding car accidents, but to try to prevent accidents by understanding how and why they happen. One factor that could help you avoid an accident… read more

2018 Medical Malpractice Claims in Montana

Medical errors are an increasingly common occurrence in the United States, and Montana residents should know the state’s laws and statutes concerning medical malpractice claims. While a medical malpractice claim will follow a very similar framework to a typical personal injury lawsuit, some significant differences exist concerning available damages, filing requirements, and more. After sustaining… read more

Car Accidents on the Rise: Tips for Staying Safe on Montana Roads

The number of people on the roads increases as the temperatures in Montana rise. Tourists, people taking summer road trips, and utility vehicles with construction workers fill Montana’s rural and urban roadways this time of year. Unfortunately, more people on the road translate to a higher numbers of traffic accidents, injuries, and deaths. Recently, headlines… read more

What to Know About Insuring Your Teen Driver in Montana.

A teenager gaining a learner’s permit or driver’s license comes with much excitement but also many stresses. Those concerns include more than worrying about how well the teen will drive or making sure he or she follows the rules of the road. With a new driver in your vehicle, you’ll be looking at changes to… read more

Is Your Driving Record Affected If Someone Hits You? How Claims Affect Rates.

An auto accident already brings financial consequences. In fact, just covering damage and potential injury costs can be exorbitant. The accident may also bring insurance costs, depending on the size of your deductible, but an additional worry may be how the accident will affect your auto insurance rates. The effect an accident will have on… read more

Is Cheap Car Insurance Really Worth It? Is Cheap Car Insurance Really Worth It?

Owning a car in Montana can be expensive, and insurance costs add to your financial responsibility. Many people want to save money any way they can, and a car insurance bill might be a tempting place to look. After all, depending on your policy, it can be easy to shave a way a substantial fraction… read more

How to Avoid Aggressive Drivers and Alleviate Road Rage

Aggressive drivers present a danger to everyone on the roadways. Road rage varies slightly from aggressive driver behaviors, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines it as one of the following: Committing traffic offenses that endanger people or property An assault with a motor vehicle Assault with a dangerous weapon by another person operating… read more

What to Do If a Product You Own Has Been Recalled

It seems that every news cycle brings warnings about defective products or recalls. Whether it’s romaine lettuce, eggs, or dressers, both the government and manufacturers issue recalls in an attempt to assure public safety. What should you do if a product you use has a recall? Here’s everything you need to know: Know which products… read more

Who’s Liable for an Uber Accident?

The ride-sharing community has experienced an explosion in popularity in recent years. Many people turn to services like Uber and Lyft because they can get convenient transportation at a lower price than a traditional cab company. On the other hand, traveling by Uber has its risks: taxi drivers undergo a rigorous vetting process and drive… read more

Montana is One of the Most Dangerous States to Drive in. Why?

Car Accidents in Billings, MT The law offices of Heenan & Cook, PLLC have helped car accident victims get the compensation they deserve for over 40 years. While in recent years, the number of serious and fatal accidents have come down overall, there are still far too many cases where the other driver causes an avoidable motor… read more