Spoon Law is pleased to announce our two new associates, Megan Hansen and Karl Pitcher
Karl Pitcher Karl Pitcher is an Anaconda native who attended the University of Montana, where he received a degree in Finance. Pitcher earned his law degree from the University of Denver College of Law in 2013. After law school, Pitcher worked for Oracle Corporation as a contract negotiator. Pitcher returned to Missoula in 2018 to Read more ➝
INSURING YOUR CAR: WHAT IS FULL COVERAGE?
Do you know what is and is not covered under your automobile insurance policy? Most of my clients come into my office for the first time after a serious car accident with a false sense of security. They’ve been told they have “full coverage,” and assume they are “in good hands,” so to speak. However, Read more ➝
Dog Bites and Your Rights
It’s a doggone problem that really isn’t funny at all. Dog bites. A Center for Disease Control study estimates that 4.7 million dog bites occur in the United States each year, 800,000 of those bites require medical care. This means 1 out of every 69 people will be bitten by a dog this year. If Read more ➝
MONTANA – THE ONLY STATE IN THE UNION WHERE AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT LAWS DO NOT APPLY
What does it mean for Montana not to be an at-will state? Montana is one of the only states whose law allows for employees to have an extra-layer of protection. In other states employers can fire an un-contracted at-will employee at any time and for any legal reason. In Montana work at-will laws only apply Read more ➝
What to do When You’ve Experienced a Slip and Fall
With the hustle and bustle of the season and the ever building ice due to Montana weather the chances of a slip and fall are greater now more than ever. If you’ve been the victim of a fall due to someone else’s negligence and if you have injuries as a result we encourage you to Read more ➝
10 Steps to Prepare for Deposition
Preparing for a deposition may seem like a daunting task and it should be taken seriously. This pre-trial oral testimony is taken under oath although no judge or jury is present. Only the opposing attorney, your attorney, you and a court recorder will be in the room. During your time in a deposition the opposing Read more ➝
When Liability Is Reasonably Clear
When a car accident causes injury, it is easy for the injured person to be anxious about the payment of medical bills resulting from the accident. For those in car accidents where liability is reasonably clear, or when an insurance company admits liability, the injured non-fault driver can breathe easy. According to Montana law the Read more ➝
Car Insurance: Do you have proper coverage?
It can happen in the blink of an eye. It can devastate your car, your wallet, even your life. Does your car insurance company cover personal injury? Don’t let slick TV ads and catchy jingles lead you down a road of mayhem. There are some critical aspects of car insurance that every insuree must consider Read more ➝
Trump Tax Law Hurts Personal Injury Suit Settlements
Article published on forbes.com | August 6, 2018 For entire article visit: https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwood/2018/08/06/trump-tax-law-hurts-injury-suit-settlements/#3a963ca922c6 Serious accident cases can produce tax-free money to clients. The injuries might be from an auto accident, slip and fall, medical malpractice, industrial accident, or drug or medical device case. If the plaintiff suffers physical injuries or physical sickness, compensatory damages should be Read more ➝
What is personal injury litigation?
The term “personal injury” is quite broad and includes many different areas of the law. In a general sense, personal injury litigation is the process of seeking money for harm or damage caused to one person by another. That harm can be anything from a broken bone to damage to one’s professional reputation from another’s Read more ➝