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Safety first at Montana State Parks

In the spring of 2018, Montana State Parks released a statement announcing the "temporary emergency closure for Smith River State Park due to unsafe floating conditions." The notice went on to explain how ice continued to jam some areas of the Smith River, creating an extreme hazard for anyone on the water. 

Understanding the attractive nuisance doctrine

As winter gives way to spring in Missoula, kids will no doubt take to the outdoors en masse to resume the many activities they miss out on during the colder months. Parents, of course, hope that their kids have good enough judgment to avoid playing in or around areas that might be dangerous, yet in many cases, that expectation may be unrealistic. Children (for the most part) simply do not have the same level of discernment adults do. Therefore, the responsibility to protect them from dangerous places falls to the parents and (somewhat surprisingly) property owners. 

Tennis player claims negligence in locker room accident

Determining damages in a slip-and-fall lawsuit can be difficult. When one is injured in such a case in Missoula, the impact that it can have may as small as having to miss a couple of days of work to as extensive as having the quality of his or her life affected. Then, of course, there is the emotional pain and suffering that must be considered. Deciding how much a plaintiff may be entitled to could potentially be more difficult then assigning negligence