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Why You Should Hire an Advocate Attorney

Top 5 Reasons to Hire an Advocate as Your Personal Injury Lawyer The accident happened so fast. Now you are trying to recover from your injuries and return to normal life. But the stress of your recovery keeps holding you back. Medical bills are piling up. Your finances are being drained because you’re unable to … Continued

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The Top 5 Most Dangerous Roads in Montana

With few dense urban centers, most people are surprised to learn Montana is the most dangerous state to drive in. With a record 22.6 car accident deaths per 100,000 people, Montana’s roads and highways are some of the most deadly in the entire country. The biggest reasons why are due to low seat belt use, only 74% … Continued

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Tips For Driving Safely on Rural Roads

More than half of all accidents occur on rural roads while only 13 percent of the country’s population lives in rural areas. Here are some tips to avoid accidents on these potentially dangerous roads. 1. Slow Down While rural roads may give you the impression that you are all alone on the open road, you … Continued

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Statements You Shouldn’t Say at the Scene of an Accident

After an accident, you may be feeling shaken and confused. This is a common reaction for most people. The scene of a collision can be a very hectic place. Many factors come into play and emotions are usually running high. Despite your efforts to do everything right behind the wheel, some accidents are simply out … Continued

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Tips to Prevent Road Rage and the Accidents It Causes

How to Handle Road Rage and Potential Dangers 1. Leave in plenty of time. The best tip for avoiding road rage is to avoid stressful situations, which lead to an annoyed, angry, easily tipped off driver. If it is in your control, leave in enough time to get your destination on time with plenty of … Continued

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The Top 5 Best Motorcycle Rides in Montana

The Top 5 Best Motorcycle Rides in Montana Without a doubt, Montana has some of the most scenic countryside you’ll find in the continental United States. From the towering mountains of the Rockies in the west to the expansive skies found above the eastern prairies, Montana is the perfect place to take a tour on … Continued

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Tips For Driving Safely on Rural Roads

Tips For Driving Safely on Rural Roads More than half of all accidents occur on rural roads while only 13 percent of the country’s population lives in rural areas. Here are some tips to avoid accidents on these potentially dangerous roads. 1. Slow Down While rural roads may give you the impression that you are … Continued

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The Top 3 Ways to Prevent Slip and Fall Accidents

At some point in everyone’s life, gravity sends you sprawling unto the floor. Whether you slip on a spilled liquid, trip due to an electrical cord, or fall because of an icy patch outside of the post office, slip and fall incidents are one of the most common types of accidents, and are especially one … Continued

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Records You Should Keep After A Car Accident

Records have an immense importance in a car accident case. There is no doubt that the moment immediately after a car accident can be very confusing. However, if you have decided to file a claim for a car accident, you might require to give prove from two dimensions. Firstly, the damages you have suffered. Secondly, … Continued

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How To Identify Who Is At Fault In A Car Accident?

Identifying the responsible party for a car accident is critical at times. There is a significant difference between the person who legally is at fault and who actually caused an accident. The one who is at fault will have to face serious consequences as in he/she has to pay for damage to vehicles as well … Continued

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Top Five Worst Truck Accidents in Montana

Trucks and semis are vital components of commerce and the economy. They provide an invaluable option for countless businesses from coast to coast. The never-ending flow of goods does, however, have a dark side. When truck accidents occur, the sheer magnitude of their size and weight become fatal liabilities. Statistics show that in traffic accidents … Continued

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Top 5 Most Scenic Drives in Montana

Few things are more quintessential Americana than the road trip. A veritable scenic wonderland awaits intrepid motorists across our great nation. Those lucky enough to call Montana home are surrounded by some of the most diverse and amazing scenery to be found anywhere. Lewis and Clark described its natural beauty as “scenes of visionary enchantment.” … Continued

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The Most Dangerous Roads in Nebraska

When thinking of Nebraska, do lighthouses and rainforests first come to mind? Think again! Nebraska is home to the biggest indoor rainforest in the United States and a 75-year-old lighthouse standing thousands of miles away from the nearest ocean. While the Cornhusker State brings pure country bliss and unusual tourist destinations, there a few roadways … Continued

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Statements You Shouldn’t Say at the Scene of an Accident

After an accident, you may be feeling shaken and confused. This is a common reaction for most people. The scene of a collision can be a very hectic place. Many factors come into play and emotions are usually running high. Despite your efforts to do everything right behind the wheel, some accidents are simply out … Continued

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Common Airbag Safety Issues You Should Know

Did you know that more than 41 vehicles in the US have been recalled due to faulty airbags? Airbags are designed to help protect you from a serious injury during a collision, but what if they don’t? Over the last 30 years, car manufacturers have worked tirelessly to make motor vehicles safer to driver. It’s … Continued

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2020 Montana Car Accident Statistics

2020 Montana Car Accident Facts Unfortunately, car accidents are all too common in Montana. From drunk driving to distracted drivers, a car crash can occur when you least expect it. Indeed, each year in the United States there are upwards of 6 million car crashes. While Montana sees but a fraction of these crashes, suffering … Continued

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Quarantine Traffic Drop Does Not Include a Dip in Fatalities

A strange paradox has emerged with the recent Coronavirus quarantine: less cars on the road has caused more deaths. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), while miles driven during the pandemic has dropped by a whopping 18%, motor-vehicle deaths only dropped by 8%. This translates to an increase of “motor vehicle fatalities per miles … Continued

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The Top 10 Ways to Prevent Coronavirus in Wyoming

  How Best to Stop the Coronavirus (Covid 19) From Spreading in Wyoming As the novel coronavirus, known also as Covid-19, continues to spread across the United States, people in Wyoming are beginning to worry about how they can help stop an outbreak in their community. The best way to get ahead of the Coronavirus … Continued

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The 5 Most Dangerous Roads in Maine

Maine is the crown jewel of the northeast. Roughly the same size as the other 5 states in the region and is steeped in a rich history with breathtaking natural beauty. The rocky and mountainous shoreline is littered with open beaches, blowholes and caves to explore. Acadia National Park is the only national park in … Continued

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The 5 Most Dangerous Roads in Colorado

Most people associate Colorado with the high snow-capped mountains of the Rockies. However, it’s difficult to fathom just how densely populated the peaks of Colorado are. Over 75 percent of all land above 10,000 ft. in the entire United States is contained within the Centennial State, making some of the most dangerous roads in Colorado … Continued

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The Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals in California

Not only is California the most populous state, with close to 40 million people as of today, but it also has the richest biodiversity in the entire United States. Indeed, the Golden State is so bio-diverse, due to its wild and varied landscape, that it even surpasses the diversity of entire countries. With so many … Continued

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Top 5 Most Dangerous Roads in Minnesota

Minnesota has some of the nicest people in all of the United States, so much so that the state’s reputation for courtesy even has its own reputation: Minnesota Nice. Driving around the North Star State though can, at times, be far from nice. Many of the roads and highways can be dangerous to travel upon … Continued

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The Scene of a Car Accident: Do’s and Don’ts

Being involved in a car accident can be a traumatic experience for anyone. Because these incidents can happen in seconds without any warning, it’s perfectly normal for people to feel at a loss for what to do in the immediate aftermath of the crash. However, these are some of the most crucial moments for you. … Continued

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Highway I-84 Will Be Widened! Will This Fix Traffic?

Highway I-84 runs from Salt Lake City in Utah, stretching across the southwest of Idaho and then tips into the top half of Portland, Oregon. Traffic patterns across Idaho show that specific areas between Boise and Nampa on I-84 can become congested during certain travel times. For example, the morning commute as people are heading to … Continued

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Fiery Crash Shuts Down Highway 26

A fiery crash closed down Highway 26 for several hours Thursday night just east of Ririe, Idaho. The accident took place near the US Highway 353-mile marker just after 7 p.m. Several people were reported to have been injured in the crash. Idaho State Police reported that a woman from Jackson, Wyoming, identified as Lisa … Continued

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Idaho Bicycle Laws: A Beginner’s Guide

With so many bicycles on Idaho’s roads today, it’s easy to forget just what the rules are when automobiles share lanes with bikes. Where a bicycle rides depends on how fast the bicyclist is traveling. If the bicyclist is moving at the same speed as traffic then they can ride anywhere they like inside of … Continued

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Elderly Man Dies in Lava Hot Springs Crash

A single-vehicle crash took the life of an elderly man early Wednesday evening on Highway 30 not far from Lava Hot Springs, Idaho. Emergency responders were unable to save the man before he could be airlifted to a local area hospital. Idaho State Police said Henry Hanson, 84, was traveling east along Highway 30 just … Continued

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Plane Crash in East Idaho Injures 3

A small plane crashed in a wooded area in eastern Idaho early Monday morning. The Caribou County Sheriff’s Office said three men were injured in the plane crash and that it occurred just west of the border with Wyoming. Authorities first received reports of the plane crash shortly after 9 a.m. Monday morning. Witnesses informed … Continued

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Spate of Crashes Across Idaho Thursday

Thursday saw three separate car crashes throughout Southeast Idaho. Idaho State Police reported that all three crashes occurred within a 5-hour window. The first crash took place just before 8 a.m. when a semi-truck overturned on Highway 39 not far from American Falls Dam. Power County police said the semi-truck, a 10-wheeler, overturned on the … Continued

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Weekend Kuna Crash Kills 2; Injures 6

A multi-vehicle crash left a Meridian man and a child dead Saturday night in Kuna, Idaho. Six other people involved in the crash suffered injuries and were transported to local hospitals for treatment. Idaho State Police reported that Thomas Hunt, 18, was driving a 2002 Chevy Blazer north along Robinson Road. When he approached Kuna … Continued

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Slow-Moving Boise Drivers Cited for Left Lane Driving

Idaho State Police have begun to ticket drivers who travel too slow in the far left passing lane. A law recently went into effect that levies a $90 fine against slow-moving drivers clogging up the left lane. Since the law began to be enforced on July 1st, Idaho police have cited two drivers for driving … Continued

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Motorcycle Accident Kills 1 in Caldwell

A Riggins man died early Monday morning in a motorcycle accident in Caldwell. Idaho State Police said the accident took place at the intersection of Fillmore Street and South 10th Avenue. Idaho State Police arrived at the scene of the accident and found 19-year old Richard Cook in critical condition. Cook had been riding a … Continued

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5 Steps to Take During Your Personal Injury Case

If you were injured and plan to file a personal injury claim, you should continue reading. The key to building a successful personal injury case is being fully prepared for any possible outcome along the way. Here at The Advocates, our personal injury attorneys will guide you through the aftermath of an being injured due to someone … Continued

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What Not to Say at the Scene of a Car Accident

The scene of a car accident can be a very hectic place. Nerves are usually jangled, emotions are running high and trying to remember all the right things to say isn’t exactly first on the agenda when dealing with a collision. Sometimes you can do everything right behind the wheel only to end up having … Continued

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Car Accidents Involving a Pedestrian and Nebraska Law

The traffic laws regarding pedestrians are chiefly concerned with protecting those on foot from being involved in an accident with a vehicle. Accidents between pedestrians and vehicles are often tragic and leave the victim with significant injuries. Despite these protective laws, accidents involving vehicles and pedestrians are all too common. Over the last decade Nebraska … Continued

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How to Know If You Have a Strong Personal Injury Case

How to Know If You Have a Strong Personal Injury Case One of the first questions injury victims ask after they’ve been hurt by the negligence of another person is whether they have legal standing to file a personal injury claim. There are a number of factors to consider before one can determine if their … Continued

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2020 United States Car Accident Statistics

2020 United States Car Accident Facts   Car accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. From bad weather to distracted drivers, a car crash can occur in a moment’s notice. Indeed, every year there are upwards of 6 million car crashes in the United States. Suffering an injury due to a car accident in … Continued

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Mandy Gruhlkey Joins The Advocates

  Attorney Mandy Gruhlkey Joins The Advocates The Advocates are excited to announce that attorney Mandy Gruhlkey has joined The Advocates personal injury law firm in our office in Omaha, Nebraska. A transplant from Texas, Mandy is proud to have called Omaha her home since her early 20s. She couldn’t think of a better place … Continued

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Do I Need a Nebraska Car Accident Lawyer After My Accident?

If you were recently involved in a collision, you may be asking yourself: Do I need to hire an Omaha car accident lawyer? Because filing a personal injury claim requires years of legal experience and training, you should always consult with a personal injury attorney before making a claim by yourself. There are certain types … Continued

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What is the Personal Injury Claims Process?

If you’ve been injured in an accident that was likely someone else’s fault, you’re probably wondering what you should do next. When involved in any kind of collision caused by someone else, it’s always important to remember that you have the right to speak with a personal injury attorney before making any decisions. The key … Continued

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Top 10 Things to Know About Whiplash in the United States

Top 10 Facts to Know About Whiplash in the United States Whiplash is the most common and well-known injury reported in car accidents across the United States, and yet it is still one of the least understood. The dizzying array of potential symptoms can make charting your path to recovery a serious challenge. Advances in … Continued

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Zantac Cancer Lawsuits: Frequently Asked Questions

  Zantac Cancer Lawsuits: Most Frequently Asked Questions With the current FDA recall of Zantac and its generic products, pharmaceuticals containing Ranitidine, thousands of people across the United States are wondering if they have been impacted by the popular heartburn drug. The aim of this guide is to answer any and all questions you may … Continued

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Most Common Mistakes When Filing for Social Security Disability

Have you recently filed for disability and were denied Social Security benefits? It’s true that many people are denied disability after submitting an application for the first time. In fact, it occurs so frequently that going through the appeal process of a disability denial is usually required to win any disability benefits at all. However, … Continued

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The Top 10 Most Dangerous Animals in the United States

What are the Most Dangerous Animals in the US? The United States is home to a panoply of animals and creatures from literally every walk of life. From a cutesy ring-tailed cat to a strange mole with a nose right out of a science fiction nightmare, North America has an extraordinary collection of life. While … Continued