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Providing Answers & SolutionsTaking on the legal system can seem overwhelming without prior knowledge or experience. Our Montana personal injury lawyers understand that this situation is not easy. That is why we dedicate our practice to helping those injured in various types of accidents.
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Bliven Law Firm has been serving the injured individuals throughout Montana and Oregon for over 25 years. We have the tools, experience, and resources to effectively advocate on your behalf.
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Aggressive Representation in Flathead and Glacier Counties
At Bliven Law Firm, P.C., we believe that people deserve to be treated fairly, and when they are wronged, they deserve to be compensated for their losses. This is why we fight for the rights of personal injury victims and their families in Kalispell, Columbia Falls, Big Fork, Whitefish, and throughout the state of Montana.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you should not have to worry about how you will pay your bills or whether you will be able to receive the treatment you need. At Bliven Law Firm, P.C., we are dedicated to helping victims of negligence get the justice they deserve. We will fight for you, too.
Call (406) 625-0100 or contact our Bigfork personal injury lawyers online today!
What Is Considered a "Personal Injury" Case?
Personal injury cases are civil cases in which an individual sues another party for damages that were caused by that party's negligence or carelessness. In a personal injury case, a victim can seek compensation for all of their damages, including both economic and non-economic losses.
Examples of personal injury cases include:
- Bus Accidents
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Wrongful death
- Defective products
- Dog bites
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases?
In Montana, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is generally two years from the date of the incident. If you miss this deadline, you will no longer be able to file a personal injury claim for the incident.
Types of Damages for PI in Montana
In Montana, personal injury claims allow for various types of damages that an injured party may seek compensation for. Here are some common types of damages available in personal injury cases in Montana:
Medical Expenses: This includes the costs associated with medical treatment, such as hospital bills, surgeries, medications, rehabilitation, physical therapy, and any other necessary healthcare expenses related to the injury.
Lost Wages: If the injury caused the victim to miss work or resulted in a loss of earning capacity, they may be entitled to compensation for lost wages. This can include both past and future income that the person would have earned had the injury not occurred.
Pain and Suffering: This category covers physical pain and emotional suffering endured as a result of the injury. It takes into account the immediate pain experienced and any ongoing discomfort or limitations caused by the injury.
Emotional Distress: Emotional distress damages are intended to compensate the victim for the psychological impact of the injury. This can include anxiety, depression, trauma, and other mental health issues resulting from the accident or incident.
Property Damage: If the personal injury case involves damage to the victim's property, such as a vehicle in a car accident, compensation may be sought for the cost of repairing or replacing the damaged property.
Loss of Consortium: In certain cases, a spouse or family member of the injured person may be able to seek damages for the loss of companionship, affection, and support that resulted from the injury.
Punitive Damages: In rare cases where the defendant's conduct is found to be especially reckless, intentional, or malicious, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the defendant and deter similar behavior in the future. However, Montana has specific limitations on the amount of punitive damages that can be awarded.
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If you have experienced an injury from a car accident or any other significant harm, reach out to our Bigfork personal injury attorneys at (406) 625-0100 or complete our online case form with no obligations. We will promptly respond. By choosing our firm, you can rest assured that helping you and resolving your situation and claim is our utmost priority.
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