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Wrongful Death Archives

Montana high in older workers involved in fatal accidents

In Montana and across the U.S., a greater number of people are working later in life. There are benefits to this, but there can also be drawbacks. Research indicates that many fatalities on the job involve people who are considered older. With this rise in people who are working at age 55 and older, there is information about the number of people in this category who are victims of fatal workplace accidents. In this research analyzed by the Associated Press, Montana was fourth in the U.S. for the number of older workers who died while working.

Montana ranks low on national fatal accident statistics

It is an unfortunate reality that accidents will happen in a variety of different circumstances, and some of them will lead to death. A recent report from the National Safety Council examined how various states across the U.S. ranked for safety on the roads, at work and in the home. In this report, Montana came in as one of the nation's worst. The report says that the number of accidents that led to death and were preventable in the U.S. has reached more than 146,000. There are close to 41 million accidents overall.

Understanding the common causes of fatal motorcycle collisions

As a previous post noted, motorcyclists tend to face many dangers on the roadway. While the warmer months mean more motorcyclists traveling, whether alone or in large groups, it also means the potential for a serious and even fatal collision. When a motorcycle accident occurs, a rider could be thrown from their bike resulting in trauma to the head and body, even when a helmet is worn. This could ultimately result in catastrophic injuries and even fatalities.

Speed a factor in a fatal motorcycle crash in Montana

Now that spring weather is here to stay, motorists in Montana and other states across the nation can expect to share the road with motorcyclists on a regular basis. Whether it is a single biker travelling on his or her own, or a group of bikers, drivers are expected to use care and caution when operating their vehicles around motorcyclists. This means double-checking mirrors and blind spots, looking for motorcyclists when crossing a road or turning onto a road, and ensuring that they are not traveling too closely to a biker. Failure to uphold this duty of care could result in a serious motorcycle collision, as evidenced by one recent wreck.

Suspect in fatal Montana accident arrested

The loss of a loved one is a difficult event with which to deal regardless of the circumstances. When tragedy, such as a fatal accident, strikes, the unexpectedness can be even more challenging to handle. In these instances, it may be difficult to navigate one's emotions, but this heartache shouldn't paralyze surviving family members into inaction. Instead, they should consider if they have legal standing to pursue a wrongful death claim.

Recoverable damages in a wrongful death suit

The loss of a loved one is a difficult event for anyone to process. While death is a normal and natural part of life, it is difficult for individuals in Montana and elsewhere to accept the fact that a family member was suddenly taken away from them in a fatal accident. A surviving family member is not only left with the grief from their loss but also the financial hardships stemming from the tragic event.

Helping you navigate a wrongful death action

Death is often an event that is difficult for residents in Montana and elsewhere to cope with. While it is an unaffordable occurrence in life, it can happen at unexpected moments. A work accident, automobile collision or a defective product could be the cause of a fatal accident that suddenly and tragically took the life of a loved one away from you.

Fatal accident in Montana may be attributable to drunk driving

Two people are dead in fatal accident on a Montana highway following a head on collision that happened recently. This tragedy happened at nighttime, when visibility is reduced. According to authorities, one vehicle was heading the wrong way on the multilane road and was traveling faster than the posted speed limit.

Accidental death may be subject to a wrongful death lawsuit

Under the law, a wrongful death occurs when the cause of the death is the negligence or wrongdoing of another individual or entity. In Montana, wrongful deaths happen in an unfortunate number of ways: car and motor vehicle accidents, medical mistakes, incidents on dangerous premises and others. When a person dies and it is the fault of another person, business or entity, then the responsible party may be sued in civil court.

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