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Why You Need an Attorney After Your Montana Car Accident

Why You Need an Attorney After Your Montana Car Crash If you were recently involved in a collision, you may be asking yourself: Do I need a lawyer for my accident? The most important thing you should know is that you not only have the right to speak with an attorney before making any decisions … Continued

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Montana Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Explainer

Montana Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Explainer One of the most common injury suffered by motor vehicle victims in Montana is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). A Traumatic Brain Injury is a broad category of injuries to the brain which can cause damage to a variety of regions, such as those controlling vision, hearing, or even … Continued

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The Top 5 Most Dangerous Roads in Hawaii

Here are the 5 Most Dangerous Roads in Hawaii You Should Avoid Formed by volcanoes in the Pacific Ocean, Hawaii is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world. In just 2017, nearly 10 million people vacationed to this paradise of lush islands and atolls. But the trip of a lifetime can end … Continued

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The Most Dangerous Roads in New York

While millions of tourists visit The Empire State each year, New York is more than just the Big Apple. In fact, Upstate, which is considered anywhere north of the northern border of the Bronx, is notoriously known for having some of the most dangerous roads in New York. Whether you’re a local driver or merely … Continued

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Montana Whiplash: 5 Facts You Should Know 

Montana Whiplash: 5 Facts You Should Know  Did you know that more than 3 million people are injured in accidents each year in the U.S.? While some injuries are more severe than others, even seemingly minor strains such as whiplash can have long-lasting effects if left untreated. Whiplash, also known as a neck, shoulder or … Continued

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Top 6 Ways to Stay Safe On the Road This Thanksgiving

Top 6 Ways to Stay Safe On the Road This Thanksgiving Each year, Thanksgiving kicks off the busiest stretch of traffic on US roads and highways nationwide. From Thanksgiving until New Years, holiday travelers can expect their usual routes around town to be jam-packed with shoppers and holiday revelers. Thanksgiving is also an especially dangerous … Continued

Top 5 Most Dangerous Car Accidents

Top 5 Most Dangerous Car Accidents in Montana While no two car accidents are ever the same, some are more deadly than others. Certain factors determine the severity of a particular car accident. The speed of the impact. The make and models of the vehicles involved. Whether or not the passengers were wearing seat belts. … Continued

The Ultimate Back Injury Guide

The Ultimate Montana Back Injury Guide Easily the most common injures victims face after a car accident is to their back. Back injuries resulting from car accidents frequently lead to painful and not to mention expensive treatment plans like surgery or extensive physical therapy. Even minor car accident back injuries can leave victims squirming in … Continued

Top 7 Holiday Montana Travel Tips

Top 7 Holiday Montana Travel Tips While the holidays are a time of parties and general merriment, don’t be surprised if you find yourself stuck spending long, boring hours in a car or in an airport terminal. Traveling is easily the worst aspect of holidays for many each year. With a little preparation, however, you … Continued

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The Ultimate Guide to Car Crash Leg Injuries

The Ultimate Guide to Car Crash Leg Injuries When most people think of car crash injuries they typically think of back injuries or concussions and TBIs. One of the most common injuries caused by an auto accident, however, are from the waist down. Car crash leg injuries are so common, in fact, that nearly 40% … Continued

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Montana Hit and Run Accident Lawyer

Recovering Losses After a Montana Hit-and-Run Accident Every 45 seconds a hit and run occurs somewhere in the United States. Many hit-and-runs occur between midnight and 4 a.m., when they are 5 times more likely. They can also happen in broad daylight. At 6:30 in the morning of March third of this year, tragically a … Continued

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How Much to Expect for a Car Accident Settlement in Montana

How Much of a Settlement for a Car Accident in Montana? It can be a little tricky to predict early on exactly what a car accident settlement will be. How is one supposed to know if a settlement offer is appropriate or if you are being low-balled by the insurance company? The process to determine … Continued

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What to Do After an Accident: Top 5 Things to Do Immediately

Top 5 Things to do After an Accident in Montana Nobody expects to be in an accident when they travel in a car. Yet, every day, millions of people all throughout the United States are hurt in car accidents, and few are prepared for the aftermath. Car accidents happen in the flash of an instant … Continued

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Car Accidents Caused by Animals: How to Avoid Hitting an Animal

Animal-Related Car Accidents: How to Avoid Hitting an Animal As the temperature begins to drop, wildlife will inevitably venture closer and closer to roads and human civilization. Such familiarity means that deer, moose, and elk will be crossing the road, and drivers need to be prepared to avoid crashing into our animal friends. Car accidents … Continued

Winter Driving Tips for Montana Roads

Winter Driving Tips for Montana Roads According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 17 percent of vehicle crashes occur during winter conditions. However, during a Montana snowstorm it can feel like every single turn of the steering wheel might result in an accident. The Advocates can help you if you have been … Continued

What to Do if Hit by an Unlicensed or Underage Driver

What to Do if Hit by an Unlicensed or Underage Driver If you have the bad luck to be hit by an underage driver, do not despair. Treat the accident as you would any other accident, and let the consequences fall where they may for the young person. Always Report an Accident with an Underage … Continued

Why Is It Important to File an Accident Report with Police?

If you have recently been in a car accident you may be wondering how many people you have to tell and if you should file an accident report. While you may get away with keeping the incident from your spouse, you cannot really get away with keeping it from everyone. You should always call the … Continued

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Winter Vehicle Prep Checklist

Montana Winter Vehicle Prep Checklist At The Advocates we can help if you have been injured in a car accident, but we would all feel better if everyone stayed safe this winter. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one the best things you can do to avoid an accident before you even back … Continued

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Tips to Avoid Endangering First Responders During Traffic Stops

Tips to Avoid Endangering First Responders During Traffic Stops In the late evening of November 18, 2016, Utah State Trooper Eric Ellsworth was sent to protect passing vehicles from a downed power line on State Road 13 in Northern Utah. After arriving at the scene, Trooper Ellsworth directed traffic away from the downed power lines. … Continued

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Essential Items for Your Winter Safety Kit

Essential Items for Your Montana Winter Safety Kit Winter driving comes with all sorts of hazards. Even if you plan to stay close to civilization during the long winter months in Montana, it pays to be prepared in case of sudden weather changes or unexpected vehicle problems. The best advice The Advocates can give is … Continued

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Concussion or Brain Injury From a Car Accident?

Know the Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion A brain injury or concussion in a car accident is considered a closed head injury. A closed head injury is a brain injury that is damaging to the brain but not the skull or dura, which helps protect the brain and spinal cord. Closed head injuries can … Continued

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Montana Snowplow Safety Tips

Montana Snowplow Safety Tips Winter is upon us, and so is the snow. Snowplows will be out to make the roads safe, but driving while they’re out means following basic snowplow safety. Follow our tips to remain safe around them this winter. Do Not Pass a Snowplow Snowplows typically operate well below the posted speed … Continued