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September 2014 Archives

Who can be responsible in a products defect claim?

Despite the best efforts of companies and government agencies, defective products can and do make their way to consumers from time to time. While not the case with every defective product, there are situations in which one of these lead to serious injury or even death.

Hyundai loses bid to reduce punitive damages in Montana claim

A defendant's outrageously bad behavior may cause a Montana civil court to award punitive damages in liability cases. Punitive damages send a clear signal to the defendant and others that ignoring a duty of care is grossly negligent. Damages as punishment can be very costly.

Injured riding your motorcycle? Fight back in Montana

In Montana, riding your motorcycle allows you to see beautiful landscapes and feel the breeze as you drive. There are, of course, downsides to riding a motorcycle, and one is that drivers may not see you as clearly on the roads. That can lead to injuries for you and damage to your bike, which is something no one wants to see happen.

Montana car accidents often caused by drinking and driving

Just the same as every other state, there are drinking and driving accidents that injure or kill people in Montana every year. While local authorities do their best to fight against this, there is no way to put an entire end to those who drive under the influence of alcohol.

Montana job accident went unreported until after man's death

Most Montana companies are immune from liability for on-the-job injuries or deaths, because the employer provides workers' compensation insurance. The benefits, covering medical bills and lost income for a primary wage earner, may not stretch far enough for injured victims and their families. In some instances, a third party may be liable for a workplace injury.

Is an accident discharge always the result of a defective gun?

When the media reports on someone who is injured or killed because of a gun's accidental discharge, it's tragic. In many cases, the victim is a child and the gun owners are immediately thrust into the spotlight as being "irresponsible" for letting a child get a hold of a gun in the first place.

Defective guns in Montana: wounds that are more than skin deep

Imagine using a hunting gun that's been passed down to you from your father or grandfather and having it fire without pulling the trigger. The pain and loss this kind of situation could cause would be immense. You'd be losing sentimental memories as well as putting other people's, and your, life at stake.

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