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Should I Hire a Lawyer After a Minor Car Accident?

Car accidents can be upsetting and dangerous for everyone involved. Serious accidents can cause life-threatening injuries and devastating damage to your vehicle. Minor collisions, where the associated injuries and property damages aren’t severe, may seem like no big deal in comparison. It may be tempting to just walk away. It is important, however, to take … Continued

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should I File a Zantac Lawsuit?

Over the last year, the FDA has requested that all products containing ranitidine, more commonly sold under the brand name Zantac, be pulled from the market immediately. The recall was ordered due to concerns that ranitidine medications may contain dangerously high levels of a cancer-causing chemical called N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). The FDA has ordered that all … Continued

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Most Dangerous Safety Issues with Airbags

Did you know that millions of cars have been recalled due to faulty airbags? Airbags are designed to help keep drivers and passengers safe from serious injuries, but what happens if they don’t work? In the last 30 years, car manufacturers have worked tirelessly to make motor vehicles safer to drive. For the most part, … Continued

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COVID-19 Personal Injury Lawsuits: What You Should Know

With nearly 7.5 million cases of COVID-19 in the U.S, it’s no doubt the pandemic has reshaped society in many ways. The amount of negligence that continues to arise due to the virus has caused even more people to contract Covid-19 and either experience long-lasting symptoms or worse, they pass away. As we continue adjusting … 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 Most Dangerous Roads in South Dakota

Home to expansive prairie grasslands and the iconic Mount Rushmore, there are quite a few jaw-dropping scenes in South Dakota to explore. However, if you’re traveling through the Midwest for the first time, you should consider the most dangerous roads in South Dakota before venturing into the natural beauty of this state. According to the … Continued

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Top 5 Things to Do After an Accident

Top 5 Accidents in Montana History Despite having a statewide population of just over a million, Montana sure has seen its fair share of dramatic crashes. Indeed, did you know that the highway death rate in Montana currently ranks as the third highest in the entire United States? Montana, also, has the unfortunate distinction of … 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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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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Who is Liable for a Defective Tire in a Truck Accident?

What is a Tire Blowout? Did you know that tire blowouts cause over 75,000 traffic accidents each year in the U.S? If you’ve ever experienced a tire blowout, you understand first-hand just how dangerous and scary it can be. A blowout is a rapid, explosive loss of air pressure in any kind of inflatable tire. … 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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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 … 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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70-Year-Old Ammon Woman Hit at Crosswalk

A 70-year-old woman suffered serious injuries after getting hit by a car Wednesday afternoon in Ammon, Idaho. According to Bonneville County Police, the local Ammon woman was found in critical condition before she was rushed to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. The elderly woman was in the midst of crossing the intersection at 17th Street … Continued

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Alcohol-Related Accident Leaves Two Injured

An alcohol-related accident left two people injured early Sunday morning. The crash involving only one vehicle occurred in American Falls just south of Lamb Weston Road at around 5 a.m. Idaho State Police reported that the driver of the vehicle, Brayan Garnica, 18, of American Falls, and his passenger, Fernando Flores, 19, of American Falls, … Continued

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Semi-Truck Crash Kills 1 on Highway 20

One man was killed in a two-vehicle semi-truck crash late Sunday afternoon. The fatal accident took place in the westbound lane of Highway 20, one of the most dangerous highways in the entire state of Idaho. The two drivers were both traveling west just outside of Rexburg right before the fatal accident occurred. Idaho State … Continued

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Woman Ejected in Roll-Over Crash Near Swan Valley

Idaho State Police continue investigating a roll-over crash involving alcohol from Sunday evening. The two vehicles collided near Swan Valley, Idaho on Highway 26 around 7 p.m. Police reported that the woman driving eastbound, Angela Krueger 42, of Alpine, Wyoming, had last minute swerved into the other eastbound lane, hitting a second vehicle. Joel Handy, … Continued

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Top FIVE Causes of Distracted Driving in the U.S.

Did you know that distracted drivers kill nearly 10 accident victims every day in the United States? In fact, distracted driving has become one of the primary causes of accident fatalities in the U.S., according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Whether you’re changing radio stations or quickly glancing over at a snow-capped … Continued

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4-Car Crash Occurs near Wyoming Medical Center

Late Monday afternoon, four vehicles were involved in a pileup near Wyoming Medical Center in downtown Casper. Local police state the accident occurred just before 6 p.m. at the intersection of Second and Conwell right across from Conwell Park and the medical center. While investigation is still underway, The Casper Police Department were the first … Continued

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Top 5 Worst Accidents In Idaho History

While accident fatalities have decreased nationwide, Idaho has seen a shocking increase in some of the worst accidents over the last few years. In 2015, Idaho car accident fatalities doubled in percentage. In just the first week of June 2018, there were over 7 accident fatalities. Being involved in an accident is one of the scariest … Continued

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Car Crash Sends Mother and Two Children to Hospital

A woman and her two children were sent to the hospital after a horrific car crash in Burley, Idaho early Saturday morning. The car accident occurred around 10 a.m., involving two vehicles and two young children, one of which had to be air transported twice. Carolina Rodriguez, 25, of Paul, was speeding down State Highway … Continued

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3-Car Crash Costs City $10,000 to Replace Bus Shelter

An Idaho driver was cited for causing a 3-car crash in Boise and destroying a bus shelter, costing the city $10,000 to replace the bus stop. Late Tuesday morning, a driver not only sped through a red light, but hit another car and crashed into a bus shelter. Luckily, there was no one waiting in … 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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9-Car Crash on I-80 Sends 4 to the Hospital

A 9-car crash sent four injured victims to the hospital in Saturday night’s collision. According to Uinta County Fire and Ambulance, the accident occurred around 9:30 p.m. near milepost 48 on westbound I-80. The road surface at the time of the crash was extremely icy. The emergency response crew included five fire trucks and three … Continued

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Wyoming Drunk Driver Crashes Car, Arrested in Idaho

  A Wyoming Drunk Driver Leads a 2-State Police Chase On Monday, October 21, a Wyoming drunk driver fled highway police and was arrested by Idaho State Police after crossing the state border. The alleged suspect crossed the state line, crashed his vehicle, and attempted to flee on foot. Andrew Thompson, 34, of Powell, Wyoming, … 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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Highway Crash in Wyoming Claims 110th Life in 2019

A Fatal Crash in Wyoming Marks 110th Accident Death On September 6, a fatal highway crash in Wyoming claimed its 110th life this year. This tragic incident occurred on US 20 near Thermopolis around milepost 134. The Wyoming Highway Patrol were notified around 4:45 p.m. on Friday afternoon that a motorcyclist had just collided with … 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