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September 2013 Archives

Defective hip implant litigation cases continue

Bank in March, DePuy of Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a court to pay $8.3 million to a Montana man concerning a defective hip implant device. Ongoing litigation regarding a number of other cases is taking place as well concerning these devices.

Semis collide on Montana interstate resulting in truck fire

Two semi-trucks collided on I-90 September 15th at mile marker 96 in Montana. One of the vehicles then became engulfed in flames and resulted in the closing of both sides of the interstate roadway. It was extremely fortunate that no one was injured or killed as the result of this truck accident.

Common myths about traffic laws everyone should know

Accidents continue to happen in Montana despite safety efforts to keep everyone on the road safe. Reports show that in addition to the risks of being in a car accident, pedestrians and bicyclists continue to have a difficult time travelling on Montana roads. 

Be careful when riding ATVs this fall

Summer is ending and the weather is reaching that perfect balance between warm and cool. It is little wonder that people all over Montana try to spend as much time as possible outdoors during this time of year. Unfortunately, enjoying the weather is not always a safe pursuit. A number of recreational accidents, motorcycle accidents and pedestrian accidents occur at this time of year. One pastime that can be particularly dangerous is riding all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).

Study: Motorists are choosing to drive later and later in life

The media has spent a considerable amount of time in recent years discussing the ways in which the aging baby boomer population will likely affect the economy, the American healthcare system and the workforce. However, it has spent too little time examining the ways in which an aging driving population will affect road safety broadly nationwide.

Insufficient UV protection in car windows may be causing cancer

If you drive frequently during the day, you may be at a greater risk of developing cancer on the left side of your face or your left arm than you ordinarily would be. Car manufacturers are required by law to install windshields that adequately protect drivers and passengers from ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. However, manufacturers are not held to the same UV ray protection standard when they install a vehicle’s remaining windows.

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