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How to Fail At Accident Negotiation

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After an Accident Watch Your Tongue. The Things You Say Could Be Used Against You. You are never required to speak to an opposing party’s insurance adjuster without your attorney if you do not wish to. If you do choose to make a statement the following statements can get you into all sorts of ...

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Dog Trainer Responsibility

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I am a Dog Trainer. Could I Ever Have a Dog-Bite Claim? In Montana, there is a strict liability standard for dog bites. If a dog bites a person, the owner of the dog is liable for the damages. It does not matter if the dog has bitten other people or has been vicious in...

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Post Car Accident Checklist

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What Should I Do After an Accident? If you have just been in a car crash, follow this checklist to move on safely and legally. Take a Deep Breath and Assess the Situation If you have just heard the tell-tale crunch of metal and felt the snap of your neck after an automobile collision, the...

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Driving Safe in Construction Zones

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Stay Safe in Work Zones Pay attention and follow instructions. The first step in keeping safe in construction zones is to pay attention. Look out for constructions signs, and follow directions. Signage is placed on the road warning drivers of upcoming road construction long before road work ...

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Personal Injury Law: The Advocates Specialty

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Do the Advocates Workers Compensation Claims? At the Advocates, we are personal injury specialists. Some law firms handle cases in several practice areas. We do not. We have chosen to specialize. This allows us to hone our skills and experience so that we can provide the best possible ...

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Slip and Fall Claims: What You Should Know

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Slip and Fall Claims: What You Should Know Slip and fall cases aren’t as cut and dry as most people think. Similar to other premises liability claims, slip and fall cases are more complicated than simply filing a lawsuit and waiting for the settlement check to clear. Establishing liability ...

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Dog-Bite Checklist

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Follow our checklist if you have been attacked by a dog or domestic animal. Dog-Bite Checklist: 1. Get Yourself to a Place of Safety If you have been attacked by a dog, your first priority should be to stop the attack and get out of danger. Call for help. Use pepper spray, or get away...

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How Do You Treat Whiplash After An Auto Accident?

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How Do You Treat Whiplash? Have you heard the phrase, “Your internet search is not a replacement for my medical degree?” This article is intended to be a starting point for whiplash treatment. The letters after my name above do not qualify me to give medical advice. I am not a medical ...

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How Do You Prove Negligence After a Car Crash in Montana?

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How Do You Determine Auto Accident Negligence? Law students spend a large portion of the first year of law school learning about all sorts of different torts intentional or otherwise. However, in practice, most cases of personal injury are based on negligence. Common law negligence has evolved ...

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How Can I Avoid The Most Common Car Accident Injuries?

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An Ounce of Seatbelt Use is Worth a Pound of Medical Bills According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, car accidents are the leading cause of injury and death in the United States year after year. Americans spend up to one million days each year in the hospital due to ...

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