Just last week a Polson jury found that two Missoula teenagers died in a head-on wreck because the Hyundai Tiburon they were driving contained a defective steering knuckle. I don't usually blog about verdicts for the sake of blogging about verdicts -- but this one ties in with what we've been … [Read more...] about Olson v Hyundai Motor Co.
Insurance Companies Shouldn’t Get Everything
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
Who Should Pay? Part 2
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
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?
Kudos for Keeping Local Playground Safe
At a deposition earlier this spring, during a break in the action, I was chatting with the two defense attorneys about how this profession really colors the way we're raising our kids. The one defense attorney remarked, "yeah, I look at playground equipment and think, 'that's dangerous,' 'I don't … [Read more...] about Kudos for Keeping Local Playground Safe
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?
Septic Tank Safety
I don't spend much time reading the newspaper. I deal with tragedy and frustration at work, I don't want to get bogged down in the national tragedies and frustrations at home after hours, too. But, last week, I was waiting to meet with a doctor and I picked up the paper. I was greatly saddened to … [Read more...] about Septic Tank Safety
Dubray-Montana Law on Advance-Payments
In my previous post, I discussed the Ridley decision of the Montana Supreme Court. This is the case that requires insurance companies to pay for an injured party's medical expenses where liability is "reasonably clear" and the medical expenses are "causally related" to the accident. As anyone who … [Read more...] about Dubray-Montana Law on Advance-Payments