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!
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
In Part 1, I gave you the facts for the underlying case. In summary, Campbell was at-fault for causing a wreck which seriously injured Slusher and killed Ospital. State Farm -- Campbell's auto insurance -- took the case all the way to trial. In so doing, it exposed the Campbells to a $135 k … [Read more...] about State Farm v. Campbell, Part 2
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
For the entire first part of this post, click here. To summarize: in a health insurance and medical provider vs. injured party situation, should the health insurance pay before the auto insurance does? Or, should the medical provider be forced to accept the discounted health … [Read more...] about Who Should Pay? Part 2
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