Montana Personal Injury Lawyer

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If you are looking for a personal injury lawyer in Montana, there are a few things to keep in mind. You want to hire the best professional for your situation. If you have experienced an accident at work, you will require a worker's compensation attorney; for a car accident, it's important to find a personal injury attorney who specializes in auto accidents. The specific nature and circumstances of your case will naturally dictate which personal injury lawyer you hire.

A personal injury is defined as an injury to the emotions, mind, or body, juxtaposed to an injury to a piece of property. It usually is referred to a lawsuit that involves a plaintiff who has been injured due to another person's carelessness. There are many different types of personal injuries, including assault claims, dog bites, accidents at work, accidents in the home, holiday accidents, medical and dental accidents, and defective product accidents. A personal injury is not only physical in nature, but it can be industrial disease cases. These include occupational stress, contact dermititis, mesothelioma and asbestosis, chest diseases, vibration white fingers, and repetitive strain injuries.

Personal injury cases encompass many types of accident or injury, everything from asbestos exposure to product liability cases. Montana uses a system called modified comparative negligence. This means that if you are 51% or more liable for your accident, you cannot sue. If you are 50% responsible, you can still collect damages. Your damages will be reduced by your percentage of the fault.

There is also a statute of limitations within which you must comply. In Montana, you have three years from the date the injury was sustained to file your case in order to seek damages. It is vitally important that you discuss your case with an attorney as soon as you can. You increase your chances for a successful resolution of your claim the sooner you can get legal representation.

Your attorney will arrange for witnesses to testify in your case, if it should go to trial. Additionally, your attorney may be able to refer you to physicians who will waive payment pending the successful resolution of your trial.

An average of 11,200 accidental injuries that are considered disabling take place every hour every year. The most common accident at construction sites are falls. And, every year about 11,000 people in America suffer from a traumatic spinal cord injury, which many will turn into permanent disabilities. About 6,500,000 construction workers were active in 1995 in the United States. Out of those, there were 1,040 construction related deaths and 350,000 disabling injuries. The part of the body that is the most commonly injured is the back, with about 25% of all work-related injuries.

One example of a recent case in Montana, involved a 70-year old man who was attacked by a pit bull, and the owner of the dog was facing misdemeanor charges. A passer-by managed to intervene and get the dog off the man, and the dog ended up being shot and euthanized. The 70 year-old faced non-life threatening injuries, but was able to receive compensation anyways.

Finding a personal injury lawyer is not a difficult prospect, but does require you do some homework. You will want to check that the attorney you choose is a member of the Montana Bar Association and the American Bar Association. A personal injury attorney will usually take your case on contingency, meaning that they will require no fee or retainer up front. Only after you win an award does your lawyer receive payment, usually in the form of a percentage of your award.

A personal injury lawyer will be by your side through the entire process of a personal injury lawsuit. From investigating the accident and conducting depositions to settlement negotiations or arguing in the courtroom, you can count on your lawyer to do his or her best to protect your interests.


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