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
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
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!
There's this case we'd been working on. A truck slammed into the back of a car. Our client was in the car and got hurt. Physically hurt. So much so that she had to quit her job and find a different part-time job. Doctor's and physical therapist's orders: no full-time work. The … [Read more...] about Insurance Companies Shouldn’t Get Everything
It's a touchy subject to those in the healthcare industry. It's a touchy subject to those injured in car wrecks and other accidents where liability insurance is available. It's something not well understood by the general public - or, apparently, the Montana Supreme Court. "It" being the … [Read more...] about Who Should Pay? Part 1
Sometimes I wonder if injured parties are going to be able to get their foot in the door of the courthouse 20 years from now. I feel like it's pressing in on all sides: most of my fellow Flathead valley neighbors think personal injury lawyers like myself are quick-talking snake-oil … [Read more...] about A Tale of Medicare Bureaucracy
Some things just make my blood boil. The trial lawyer wisdom nowadays says you're not supposed to show your emotion: be the messenger and let the judge and jury get mad, don't do it yourself. Well, yesterday I filed a lawsuit and I'm angry on behalf of my client. I hope it … [Read more...] about What I Did When the Insurance Company Refused DuBray Payments
This person came in because he was hit by a car while riding his bike. He had a green light at the intersection and this truck slammed into him, breaking his leg and otherwise hurting him, bad. After being hospitalized and having emergency surgery, he had to recover in a skilled nursing … [Read more...] about A Case Study in Why You Should Carry Underinsured Motorist Coverage