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Resources for accidental shooting victims

When a weapon accidentally discharges, it can be a terrifying event. Some accidental discharges do not harm anyone but some can seriously and even fatally injure those who come in contact with discharged ammunition. In the event of a firearm accident, victims and their families can become overwhelmed with questions about how this tragedy could have possibly occurred.

Why it is so important to get adequate rest before driving

Americans are not known for prioritizing quality sleep. We live in a society in which there is always work to be done, television to watch, conversations to have and numerous reasons to both stay up late and get up early. Failing to get adequate sleep can affect your health in more ways than one. In addition to affecting your body’s ability to function properly, it also makes you more prone to causing accidents at work and on the road.

Study: many drivers not as concerned about texting while driving

Texting while driving continues to be a serious safety issue in the United States. Most drivers understand the risks of texting while driving, including the fact drivers who text behind the wheel are 23 times more likely to be in a car accident, according to the federal website for distracted driving. 

Are Montana State University students texting while driving?

The odds are that when you see a Montana State University student, you are looking at someone who has engaged in the dangerous activity known as texting while driving. According to new research, four of every five college students across the nation have sent or received texts while behind the wheel.

Alcohol, drugs, speed cause fatal crash near Browning, police say

When someone's death is caused by another person's careless or negligent actions, and would have been prevented had those actions not occurred, it is considered a wrongful death under Montana law. While a wrongful death can arise in many different situations, we often hear about it in terms of a fatal car accident. A crash that occurred this weekend near Browning provides an example of when a car accident fatality may be considered wrongful under the law.

Driver distracted by text causes fatal crash in Montana

There are certain driving behaviors that are universally known to be dangerous. These behaviors include speeding, driving while intoxicated and distracted driving. In many cases, state and federal laws prohibit these behaviors, but that may not always be true, namely when it comes to texting and driving in Montana. And for negligent or reckless drivers, they may not even care if they are breaking a law or not when they engage in dangerous driving. But the fact is that drivers who are unsafe behind the wheel put every other motorist in danger of being injured in a car accident.

Two-car crash on Montana highway sends three to hospital

Montana is known as big sky country and, in some parts of the state, it's not uncommon for a driver to travel long distances without encountering another motorist. Drivers traveling along Montana's roads and highways must always, however, remain vigilant and aware of the whereabouts of other vehicles.

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