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Loss of consortium explained

When people die unexpectedly in Bozeman, they may often leave behind a glaring void in the lives of their families. In the event that their deaths were due to the wrongful actions of others, those that they leave behind may be able fill those voids through a wrongful death lawsuit. Oftentimes, the financial void may be easily calculable, yet the same may not be said for the emotional one. This leads to the question of whether one is entitled to seek action for anything beyond the financial loss of a loved one.

What is strict liability?

If you and your family are forced to suffer through the death of a loved one in an aviation accident in Bozeman, your first thought may be to assign the fault for the incident to the pilot. What if, however, it is proven that a defect in the aircraft itself contributed to the crash? Does liability now shift from the pilot to the company that owned the craft, or the one that manufactured it?

Passing in the left- and right-hand lanes

For many in Bozeman, the prevailing thought may be that car accidents only happen due to another’s carelessness. While that may the cause of many of the accidents whose victims we here at Cok Kinzler PLLP assist, oftentimes collisions can also be the result of drivers making rushed or panicked decisions behind the wheel. This often occurs when vehicles traveling in the same direction attempt to pass each other on the road. If you have been involved in an accident in these circumstances (regardless of whether you were passing or being passed), you may need to understand the law regarding overtaking vehicles on the road should the issue of legal action later arise.

Parents allege dental providers performed unnecessary treatments

When health care providers in Bozeman recommend treatments to patients, those patients may likely accept that advice without any hesitation due to the trust that they place in these caregivers. Yet it should be remembered that in some cases (especially those where life-threatening complications are not involved), the suggested course of care may be based off of nothing more than a provider’s judgment. While he or she may think that erring on the side of caution is in the best interests of his or her patients, others may view such services as being excessive and potentially unnecessary.

How long can a concussion take to appear?

Cases of concussions seem to be popping up more and more in stories both in Bozeman and throughout the rest of the U.S. You, like many, may not classify a concussion as a traumatic brain injury, yet it is, and if ignored or left untreated, it can have lasting effects on your cognitive functions. Immediately after sustaining head trauma, you and the healthcare providers that treat you should look for things such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness or slurred speech. These are all signs that you may have sustained a concussion. Yet what if you do not demonstrate any of these symptoms?

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