Bicycle Paths in Kalispell On nice days, I like to ride my bike to work. I do not live far from the office and I enjoy getting a little bit of activity on days I primarily sit behind a desk. There are places in Montana that are bicycle-friendly, but I would not consider the City of Kalispell to … [Read more...] about Montana Laws Governing Cyclists and Roadway Bicycling
Are Rental Car Costs Covered?
It happens with some frequency, the following scenario: there is a car wreck. Innocent party gets her vehicle in to her mechanic. Innocent party gets a rental car while her vehicle is being fixed. At-fault person carries insurance! Both people breath a sigh of relief, believing the insurance … [Read more...] about Are Rental Car Costs Covered?
Remote Texting Liability
In my last post, I told you that I think in Montana a remote texter would have liability for a car wreck where s/he knew the at-fault driver was: 1) driving, and 2) would check the text. The next natural question is, would I take this kind of case? Yes, depending on the circumstances, I … [Read more...] about Remote Texting Liability
Liability for Texting A Driver
It's one of those things everybody knows, cell phones and driving don't mix. I came across an article which discusses a novel view of how poorly cell phones and driving mix. The article examines whether a non-driving, non-present party could be liable for causing a car wreck, just by texting a … [Read more...] about Liability for Texting A Driver
Go Check Your Auto Insurance!
I grew up in a Pentecostal church. I mention this because, working for people who have been hurt in car accidents makes me want to evangelize for an entirely different purpose: EVERYBODY, GO BUY UNDERINSURED AUTO INSURANCE! Reckless drivers all over Montana don't carry any auto insurance. Or if … [Read more...] about Go Check Your Auto Insurance!
A Parent’s Worst Nightmare
My husband reads the newspaper daily. I confess, I don't read the news, listen to the news, or watch the news. I try not to even look at the headlines. Ignorance is not bliss, but it helps me sleep at night. Except the other night, after my husband who was reading the paper described every parent's … [Read more...] about A Parent’s Worst Nightmare
Of Snow and Ice
It had been some sort of week of sitting and ... well, sitting. A lot of the time being a lawyer means riding a desk. So, I decide, heck, I should go for a run this afternoon. No appointments today, why not? Since I've been actively resisting the peer pressure to join … [Read more...] about Of Snow and Ice
First Foray Into Bankruptcy Law
May 21, 2014. Currently, a little over 7 months pregnant. Trying to get all my cases to a point where I can suddenly be gone at any time and another attorney at the office can step in. With last pregnancy wound up in hospital several times. So, could be an issue. Civil plaintiff’s … [Read more...] about First Foray Into Bankruptcy Law