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Understanding who can file a wrongful death lawsuit

While loss is often viewed as a normal part of life, that may do little to assuage the grief of those in Missoula who suffer through the deaths of family members and friends. Your gown grief over the loss of a loved one may be compounded even further if their death was unexpected. If it is later discovered that their loss was due to another's negligence, then you may be justified in your desires to hold that party financially responsible through a wrongful death lawsuit. Many in your same position have come to us here at Terrazas Henkel PC ready to initiate such action, only to then learn that it is not a privilege afforded to all. 

How can I cope with the wrongful death of a loved one?

If you recently lost a loved one due to another person's negligent actions, the pain can also be too much to bear. Losing someone close to you is never easy, but it can be especially difficult when the loss is senseless or happens suddenly. The Mayo Clinic offers the following tips on how to cope with grief, which can help you navigate the process to the best of your ability.

How can I keep my kitchen safe this holiday season?

Families all over Montana will be hosting holiday gatherings in their homes complete with lavish feasts. While preparing a meal for loved ones is certainly fun and fulfilling, it's also important that you take the proper steps to keep you and guests your safe. Accordingly, Everyday Health recommends the following kitchen safety tips.

The Glasgow Coma Scale explained

The challenges facing one who was suffered a traumatic brain injury in Missoula have been detailed on this blog in the past. Yet it is important to remember that not every TBI (or its after-effects) are the same. One's long-term prognosis following a TBI will likely have a strong influence on his or her decision (or that of his or her friends or family) to seek compensation to help cover any expenses related to it. According to study data cited by the website brainline.org, 2.8 million people in the U.S. suffer some form of TBI every year. The question is whether there is a way to know what the outcomes of these injuries may be? 

A Guide to Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a very serious condition that can have lasting health effects. In some cases, long term treatment may be required and for some injury victims it's impossible to return to their former state. The following includes the common causes of TBI and the different types of complications can occur.

What is comparative negligence?

Turn on the news in Missoula, and you are likely to hear at least one story detailing a lawsuit in which a large settlement was given. If you been the victim of another's recklessness and are thinking of seeking such a settlement yourself, you may first want to understand the standard by which negligence is measured, and how it can effect what you can recover. 

The difficult issue of a dog attack

Dogs have long been the best friends of humans, and most pet owners could agree that their four-legged children live up to this sentiment. There are, however, differences between a docile pet and an animal that is completely unmanageable. These dogs -- whether their behavior is a result of abuse, poor training or other issue -- can become highly dangerous. Dog attacks and bites are scary situations, and some Montana residents have, unfortunately, experienced this trauma. 

Who is responsible for keeping sidewalks clear?

Snow is beautiful when it first falls, but it creates problems getting around Montana. Vehicles have a little help from snowplows that clear the streets, but pedestrians are not so lucky. Snow gets packed down and becomes icy if not cleared from the sidewalks. School-age children, dog-walkers, joggers and others all must use the sidewalks. Everyone is a pedestrian at some point when they get out of their vehicles and walk into work or a business, making icy sidewalks a universal hazard.

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