In the earlier sections of this blog, I discussed the safety of RVs in the context of crashworthiness. Those segments considered safety as the vehicle is moving down the road. In this section, I will discuss RV safety in the context of the living quarters and specifically fire danger. I can … [Read more...] about RV Safety and Fire Danger
How Safe Is Your RV Motorhome?
Late last month I began a long trip involving depositions and meetings with clients, experts, and witnesses in several cases. I decided to take the “Lee C. Henning, P.C. Mobile Office” which is a 40-foot Class A motor home. As we were traveling through the great wasteland of northern Nevada, it … [Read more...] about How Safe Is Your RV Motorhome?
A person who never has to pick up the phone and call a lawyer is probably better off than the person who has had the occasion to call a lawyer numerous times in their life. (Sure, I'm a lawyer, but I'm realistic: it's almost never a fun-filled reason that occasions a person to give me a call.) In … [Read more...] about Physical Therapy
I can't tell you how many people have I've talked to who've been in an accident and say, "thank goodness I didn't get hurt. My neck's a little sore, but it's only whiplash." Granted, I agree that it's a wonderful thing to be able to walk away from a car wreck. Far better that than death, or the … [Read more...] about Whiplash
Anatomy of an Injury Lawsuit
One thing I love about this line of work is the variety. There are many different kinds of injury lawsuits. They range from auto accidents to building code violations to professional malpractice. Each client is different. Witnesses to a case are varied in both their knowledge and … [Read more...] about Anatomy of an Injury Lawsuit
The Journey of An Injury Lawsuit
A question I get asked pretty regularly is: "so, if I hire a lawyer, does that mean I'm going to trial?" In injury cases, the answer is "probably not." In Montana, the statute of limitations for negligence is 3 years. This means that, in most injury cases, a person has three years before they must … [Read more...] about The Journey of An Injury Lawsuit
What’s a Settlement Conference?
A settlement conference, here in Montana, is an informal "mediation." I put the word mediation in quotes because it might carry more technical overtones than I mean. Boiled down, a settlement conference is a meeting between parties in a dispute to try to settle a claim or case. Generally, … [Read more...] about What’s a Settlement Conference?
What’s a Deposition?
Depositions are a formal court proceeding and result in testimony that can sometimes be used at trial. Depositions are an attorney’s tool to find out about the other side’s case in the discovery phase of litigation. They generally take place after litigation has begun, but before trial. Everything … [Read more...] about What’s a Deposition?