There is a distinct difference between civil and criminal cases in Montana courts. Understanding how these two procedures are related and separate could help anyone involved or interested in the criminal justice process.
Do you love the feeling of riding your motorcycle on the wide Montana highways, seeing the gorgeous mountain views and feeling the air on your face? Unfortunately, the freedom of operating a bike comes with the downside of the potential for a serious crash. We here at Cok Kinzler understand that as a motorcyclist, you want to do everything in your power to keep yourself safe on the roadways.
Most in Bozeman might assume that the potential for dangerous encounters with automobiles is limited to the area's roads and highways. In actuality, however, any activity involving a vehicle can be risky. While a car accident is typically defined to be a collision involving a moving vehicle on the road, any accident that involves the use of a car, truck or SUV is deemed (at least for the purpose of insurance coverage) a car accident. This can include encounters between vehicles and pedestrians or spectators at an automotive event. And just as is the case with traditional car accidents, negligence or recklessness can come into play in such events.
If you have been involved in a serious car accident in Montana that left your family injured, your first priority should be focusing on your healing and recovery. With time, all of the legalities surrounding fault, insurance payouts and any legal consequences will be worked out. One of the small, but critical details that should be remembered once you are back on your feet is that you must replace any child restraints you had in your vehicle at the time of your accident.
If you have been involved in a car accident in Montana, one of the first things that will happen is calling 911. Once authorities arrive and begin talking to the people involved, it is important to know what information you should have before leaving the scene. At Cok Kinzler PLLP, we are committed to helping people through the process of recovering from a car accident.
Many people enjoy celebrating Memorial Day, and Americans across the country recently celebrated this holiday with their loved ones. Warmer temperatures and the unofficial start of summer brought many people together to enjoy barbecues, go to the beach and ride their bicycles. Unfortunately, this also brings the chance of a bicycle accident, which may be especially likely due to drunk driving and busy traffic. If you were involved in a bike accident during the holiday weekend, you may be struggling with a number of serious challenges.
Many people welcome Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of the summer season, and a lot of families go on road trips over this holiday weekend and look forward to additional vacations during the summer months. Some parents may be able to take time off work during this season and many kids are out of school. Combined with warmer temperatures, this can be an excellent time of year to take to the road and visit another state (or a different country). Unfortunately, this carries a number of risks, including the possibility of a motor vehicle accident.
There are many ways in which motor vehicle wreck victims may suffer, but the physical toll of a wreck can be devastating. Even if an accident victim does not sustain any broken bones, they may struggle with chronic pain following a collision. Moreover, those who are able to recover from an injury may find that their injury leads to chronic pain later in life. Unfortunately, pain can be very debilitating, and it can serve as a constant reminder of an accident that was caused by a careless driver, which never should have taken place. For these reasons and many more, it is imperative for auto accident victims to seek justice.
Moving forward from a motor vehicle wreck can be incredibly challenging for any victim, but some people have an especially hard time when they find themselves in this position. For example, those who recently got married may be devastated by a motor vehicle collision, not only because of serious injuries and financial challenges but because plans (such as going on a honeymoon or having a child) may be derailed by the accident. If you recently tied the knot and have been involved in a collision, it is very important to be aware of your legal options and your rights.
Of all the risky driving behaviors one could partake in, speeding is among the most deadly. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speeding was cited in over 26% of all traffic deaths occurring in 2017. Along with driving over the posted speed limit, which is designed with motorist safety in mind, many people also drive to fast when faced with certain road conditions, such as inclement weather.