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August 2014 Archives

Aviation accidents can have devastating results

Compared with car accidents, the frequency of aviation accidents is far less in Montana and elsewhere throughout the U.S. But when an aviation accident does occur, it has the propensity to cause more damage than other types of accidents. Besides the loss of lives, a plane crash often causes considerable damage to property as well.

Montana residents should know about product liability laws

Anyone who files a products liability case in court is basically saying that a product manufacturer should be held for property damage or product liability if the consumer incurred damage due to a product defect. The consumer may also file a suit if a product manufacturer has made false claims about any of their products. The defendant, however, can counter the plaintiff's claims in the product liability case.

Some pointers on wrongful death lawsuits

If you are old enough, surely you remember where you were when you witnessed the acquittal of star football player O.J. Simpson in the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman in 1994. He was not convicted because his guilt could not be fully established. A wrongful death suit may be filed by a person whose family member has died due to misconduct or negligence of another. In most cases, a wrongful death suit follows a criminal trial. The evidence used in this civil action is similar to that of a criminal trial but the standard of proof is lower. Simpson was found guilty of wrongful death following his criminal acquittal.

Man dies in Montana pedestrian-car accident on Highway 212

Montana residents are probably aware that although Montana is not the most populous state, it has a very high fatal car accident rate when compared with other states. State transportation and police departments often conduct awareness campaigns to discourage distracted driving, yet may people die each year in Montana in car accidents caused by distracted drivers. Sometimes alcohol is responsible for the accidents while at other times it is speeding that spurs the crashes.

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