September 26, 2019

Peace of Mind from Advanced Planning

For so much of our lives, we’re focused on what’s next: What grades our kids are going into, how we want to advance in our work, […]
September 11, 2019

Probate and the Administration of a Person’s Will or Estate

Losing a loved one can be an overwhelming process. Not only is there the emotional toll to handle, but there can also be logistical issues that […]
August 28, 2019

Insurance Offered You Money for a Personal Injury. Is That All You Can Do?

When you’re trying to recover from an injury, it can be challenging to focus on anything outside of getting healthier and back to your life before […]
August 16, 2019

After an Injury, Who is on Your Side?

Very little in this world is a guarantee, but when injuries that derail our lives occur, it’s almost guaranteed the injured party will feel overwhelmed with […]
July 23, 2019

Disputed Insurance Claims: Is it Worth Hiring an Attorney?

When you find yourself in a situation that requires an insurance payout, it’s likely that the situation is stressful and already full of administrative logistics sitting […]
June 24, 2019

You vs. Insurance Companies

There’s a simple transaction that we expect to take place when we do business. We expect to pay a company for a product or service, and […]
March 27, 2019

Does Montana follow the one bite rule?

While domesticated dogs have proven themselves to be good companions to people in Missoula, the fact that they are still animals (and thus subject to animal […]
March 13, 2019

What kind of burns can you suffer in a car crash?

Driving on Montana’s roads can be tricky in any type of weather, but driving on wet, icy or snowy roads is even more dangerous. Unfortunately, the […]
February 21, 2019

Western Montana sees multiple crashes due to winter weather

Although people in Montana are familiar with snow, ice and other winter weather conditions, not everyone in the state takes the roadway hazards these conditions can create as seriously […]
February 13, 2019

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 […]
January 30, 2019

Respondeat superior in premises liability cases

Most hold two common assumptions regarding the matter of liability: that property owners are responsible for what happens on their properties, and that individuals are responsible […]
January 11, 2019

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 […]
December 28, 2018

Tips on driving safely in the winter

Winter in Montana often means treacherous roads and poor driving conditions. As a result, local motorists must take the proper precautions to ensure a safe experience […]
December 12, 2018

Snow removal, plows and traffic accidents

Driving during the wintertime can be particularly dangerous in many parts of the country, especially areas that see heavy snowfall and brutal temperatures. There are a […]
November 28, 2018

What should you know to stay safe on an icy road?

Each year when the snow begins to fall, you may be caught off guard by how it affects the road conditions in Montana. When the winter […]
November 21, 2018

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 […]
October 31, 2018

How safe are Montana roads?

If you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident in Montana, even a relatively minor fender bender, you know all too well […]
October 24, 2018

Does Montana law enforce liability waivers?

As a state, Montana is known for its many fun and exciting recreational opportunities. Some of these opportunities may bring with them certain inherent risks. These […]
October 10, 2018

You versus a moose: What to do if you hit one

At Terrazas Henkel, P.C., in Montana, we know the serious injuries you can receive in an auto accident. We also know that not all accidents represent […]
September 27, 2018

What should I do after a hit and run?

Being in a car accident is stressful enough, but when you’re the victim of a hit and run it can be even more so. That’s why […]
September 7, 2018

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 […]
August 31, 2018

When uninsured motorists coverage is not enough

Like most in Missoula, you likely assume that all of the other drivers on the road have auto insurance (after all, who would want to drive […]
August 22, 2018

Fatal collision between truck and RV near Missoula

It may go without saying that people in Missoula understand that the only way for teen drivers to develop strong driving skills is to let them […]
August 13, 2018

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 […]
August 6, 2018

Understanding your visitor classification

When accidents occur on private property in Missoula, the common assumption is that the property owner is liable. That is what many of those that we […]
July 10, 2018

4 steps to take if you’re involved in a car accident

Even the safest drivers can find themselves involved in car accidents. In this case, knowing how to react in the aftermath is essential. Taking the right […]
June 25, 2018

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 […]
June 11, 2018

Driving uninsured: the cost

No matter the severity, car accidents can be frightening, to say the least. After all is said and done, Montana drivers are often left in a […]
June 6, 2018

Explaining negligent entrustment

Every day, new drivers take to Missoula’s streets looking to increase their skills to the point of joining the ranks of Montana’s responsible motorists. Most (having […]
June 4, 2018

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. […]
May 22, 2018

Drunk driving continues to plague Montana

Montana may be the land of big sky and a seemingly endless array of natural beauty but it is also a land where drunk drivers appear […]
April 12, 2018

Does Montana law require uninsured motorist coverage?

It is easy to devalue the protection offered by auto insurance coverage because the hope is that you will never have to use it. Because many […]
March 29, 2018

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 […]
March 15, 2018

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 […]
February 28, 2018

What is the car accident settlement process in Montana?

Whether there is ice on the road, DUI drivers, summer tourists or any number of other road hazards, Montana has its share of auto accidents, despite […]
February 8, 2018

What is the real reason for most semi-truck accidents?

At times, accidents on the road can seem inevitable. When large trucks are involved, the situation can become all the more dangerous. While many Montana drivers […]
January 24, 2018

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 […]
January 11, 2018

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 […]
January 2, 2018

Missoula sergeant accident reminds drivers to move over

As the weather worsens in Missoula, more accidents are likely to occur. Sadly, some of these accidents can impact good Samaritans and emergency […]