Many film fans in Montana and elsewhere still mourn the 2013 death of actor Paul Walker. On that fateful November night, Mr. Walker and a friend had taken the actor’s Porsche Carrera GT out for a spin, and ended up in a fiery crash that killed both men, despite their wearing seatbelts. Recently, Mr. Walker’s 16-year-old daughter filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche, alleging the car company was responsible for her father’s death due to flaws in the vehicle’s design.
Following an act of negligence, you might be considering filing a lawsuit. In Montana, victims of a personal injury accident have the right to pursue a claim to hold the responsible party accountable for associated damages. However, there is a timeframe within which you must file your suit, or you may miss the opportunity to obtain compensation.
There is no better time than the summer for families in Montana to enjoy boating along any of the state’s beautiful lakeshores. While this activity can be fun and create lifelong memories, you and your loved ones may also face numerous dangers. Boating accidents are a major cause of injuries and fatalities across the country.
Sometimes accidents are unavoidable in a dangerous job like the construction industry. However, there are other times when the negligence of a construction company, property owner, manager or fellow worker contributes to a serious injury or death that could have been prevented. There are many ways to be injured on a construction site in Montana and elsewhere across the country, states EHS Today, but four types stand out as the most common ways to suffer a fatal workplace accident.
People working in the Montana oil industry are most likely well aware of the inherent dangers of such work. Oil field accidents can result in serious personal injury or the loss of life of those involved, and such incidents are relatively common.
Specializing in a variety of wrongful death claims, our law firm handles each case in a professional and compassionate manner. As a group of attorneys with a combined experience of 100+ years, we have compelling methods of advocacy that have resulted in successful outcomes even in the most complex and emotionally challenged cases throughout the state of Montana. Our proven strategies for our clients' success are driven by the deep understanding we have for people dealing with the unnecessary loss of a loved one.
According to the Montana Highway Patrol, the Bozeman district was reported have the second-highest motor vehicle fatality rate in the state so far for the year 2014. As of July 14, statistics revealed that 14 lives have been lost on roads within the district, which nearly doubles 2013's total count of eight fatalities.
A 38-year-old-man died from the injuries he suffered in a crash involving two vehicles on a highway outside of Bozeman near Montana City. The fatal accident occurred at about 1:40 a.m. near mile marker 189.
One newspaper reportedly has looked at data produced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration concerning oil field accidents that have occurred since 2007. Among concerns of the newspaper was the failure of the federal government to implement safety standards concerning onshore oil and gas drilling for 22 years.
Drinking and driving can result in fatal accidents that can cause physical and emotional damage. The inappropriate decision to get behind the wheel after drinking has the potential to destroy many lives and can result in irreversible consequences. A family who has lost a relative in a fatal accident may feel anger in the midst of their grief as they decide how they will move forward.