ACCIDENTS & INJURIES
Every day there are thousands of innocent people who suffer injuries, which are unexpected and are caused by the fault of other individuals' carelessness or recklessness. These injuries often cause the innocent party to seek medical treatment, incur medical bills, lost wages and other forms of monetary loss. The law requires that the wrongdoer compensate you for these losses, and we will ensure that you receive what you are entitled to.
We handle all types of accident and injury cases. Whether you were hurt in an auto accident, injured by a defective product, or suffered injuries due to a slip and fall, we can help. Under Montana law, if you are injured due to the carelessness of another then they must compensate you for the damages that you suffer. If your own actions played some role in the accident, then you are entitled to partial compensation as long as you were less than 50% at fault.
The first stage of most accident and injury cases is the insurance claim, and with legal representation many cases can be fairly resolved at that point by settlement. Before you discuss settlement terms with an insurance company, be sure to seek advice from a qualified attorney.
Even if the person who caused your injury is a spouse or family member they are still liable for your damages under Montana law. Your own auto or homeowners insurance may be liable to pay for your damages caused by someone close to you. For example, if your spouse causes a car accident and you are injured as a passenger, your own auto insurance must usually compensate you for your losses, including medical expenses.
Damages that can be recovered under Montana law in accident and injury cases consist of the following:
Ø Payment of medical bills already incurred.
Ø Payment for future medical costs.
Ø Compensation for the cost of hiring others to perform household services you can no longer do.
Ø Compensation for the loss of your established course of life.
Ø Reimbursement for lost earnings.
Ø Compensation for future lost earnings.
Ø Payment for loss of consortium of a loved one.
Ø Compensation for pain and suffering.
Ø Compensation for emotional distress.
Ø Punitive damages.