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Pedestrian injured after being hit by sleeping driver in Billings

In car accidents, it should be clear that distracted driving is a form of negligence; drunk diving is a form of negligence; speeding or otherwise driving erratically is a form of recklessness; and failure to yield or stop is negligent. But is falling asleep behind the wheel and crashing into someone else considered negligence? If you can prove that the driver could have prevented the accident, then the answer is yes.

Family mourns loss of Missoula 19-year-old in pedestrian accident

When a young person's life is lost because of another party's negligent or reckless behavior, the victim's family, friends and community are left searching for answers in a world that seems to have none. While criminal charges are the most common way for grieving families in Montana to see justice done, a civil claim of wrongful death can provide the additional assurance that financial damages are covered after a tragedy.

Mother of brain injury patient calls for expanded insurance

The mother of a brain injury victim recently appealed to federal lawmakers to make it easier for brain injury patients to get rehabilitation and treatment. The woman's son suffered a traumatic brain injury in an auto accident, and she says that his insurance, like the insurance of many other brain injury victims, was insufficient to cover the care he continues to need.

Study links nerve injury to robo-assisted surgery

Many doctors agree that there are benefits to robotic surgery, which is a relatively new type of surgery for treating patients with bladder, prostate, adrenal gland and kidney problems. But there are risks, too, and patients have been badly injured by the robo-assisted procedure itself.

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