Bliven Law Firm, P.C.


Serving all of Montana for over 25 years

Bliven Law Firm, P.C. is a Montana personal injury law firm located in Northwest Montana serving all of Montana. A group of experienced, dedicated professionals who care about their clients’ needs. Our Montana personal injury attorneys have over 25 years of experience in aggressively pursuing the goals of our clients.


carpic-JPGA Kalispell family received an unwelcomed surprise yesterday when a man driving a Shelby Cobra crashed through the front of their house.

NBC affiliate KCFW reported ” a Kila man was allegedly drunk when he crashed a sports car into an Evergreen-area home on Wednesday. Troopers say it appears Steven Peterson pulled out of a driveway, drove off and lost control of the vehicle before crashing into the home.

The Montana Highway Patrol reported 16 car accidents in or near Kalispell from July 3-July 4.

Undoubtedly alcohol was involved in a number of these Kalispell car accidents.

The Kalispell Attorneys at Bliven Law Firm, P.C. have been aggressively representing Kalispell drunk driving accident victims for more than 18 years. Drunk Driving victims may be legally entitled to lost wages, advance medical payment, pain and suffering and loss of use of household services.

Contact one of the Kalispell Lawyers at Bliven Law Firm, P.C. for a free case evaluation.

What is the Statute of Limitations for a Slip and Fall Case?

Before learning the statute of limitations for a slip and fall case, the victim must know exactly what is a statute of limitations. The statute of limitations is a very important aspect of all lawsuits and claims. A victim of a slip and fall can seek remedy through a civil suit if they were injured. But it is very important that the victim pays attention to the statute of limitations if they plan on filing a personal injury lawsuit.

Each state places a deadline that the victim has for filing a lawsuit, which is termed the “statute of limitations”. Every legal claim has a statute of limitations set in place and every state has a different time frame. Depending on the type of personal injury claim in Miami, some statute of limitation can be as long as 20 years, while others can be as short as a few months. Learning exactly how long the state where the slip and fall occurred allows, is essential for filing a claim just in time.

Miami slip and fall attorneys will never exceed the statute of limitation for slip and fall cases. The firm always does what is best for their clients and works on recovering as much as possible for the victims of slip and falls.  Not filing the lawsuit within the allowed timeframe would mean that the victim would not longer be able to file for that accident. Their chances at filing a claim would be over before it even began. The court would not waste their time and immediately dismiss the case. Seeking a responsible lawyer is essential in every personal injury case.

When Does the Deadline Start Counting Down?

In regards to a slip and fall case, the statute of limitations starts counting down the moment the victim suffered an injury. This means that if an individual lives in a state where the statute of limitations is of two years, the victim would have two years from the day that they slip and fell to file their claim against the responsible party or entity in Miami.

While the statute of limitations is very strict, there are several provisions for extending the said deadline. Some factors that can influence the statute of limitations includes whether the victim was a minor, mentally ill, or disabled because of the accident. Likewise, the deadline can be extended if the defendant was out of the country after committing the negligence.

Along with the above provisions, the “discovery” period also influences the deadline of a statute of limitation. The discovery exception applies to a victim when they did not know that they suffered an injury or that the defendant was the cause of their injury.

Do Not Waste Time in Filing, Contact a Miami Personal Injury Lawyer Today

Because the statute of limitations is so vital for every personal injury case, contacting the best personal injury attorney Miami will immediately will ensure that the case is filed just in time and in accordance with the laws of the state. The firm recovers for the damages endured because of the negligent party and for the rights of their clients.


imagesFour people were injured when a vehicle rolled over and struck trees off of KM Ranch Road in Kalispell Saturday morning.

According to the Montana Highway Patrol, the woman drove her vehicle off the left side of KM Ranch Road near Twin Bridges Road at about 3 a.m., striking a boulder that caused the vehicle to roll. It then struck several standing trees.

 The driver and front passenger were ejected from the vehicle. Neither was wearing a seatbelt.

According to the Highway Patrol, alcohol was a factor in the crash.

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For more than 18 years the Kalispell attorneys of Bliven Law Firm, P.C. have helped the innocent victims of drunk driving accidents in Montana. If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident in Kalispell, contact the Kalispell lawyers of Bliven Law Firm, P.C. for a consultation.

As a result of your injuries, you may be entitled to lost wages damages, loss of reasonable services, medical expenses and pain and suffering.


ucm301826Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc. of Beaverton, OR is voluntarily recalling 653 cases of 7 oz. Mrs. Weaver’s Pimento Spread that may have been packaged into containers marked Ham Salad. The Ham Salad label does not list milk ingredients on the label. People who are allergic to milk products run the risk of serious reaction if they consume this product.

The recalled 7 oz. Mrs. Weaver’s Pimento Spread was distributed in AR, AZ, FL, LA, MS, OK, TX, and WA between April 11, 2012 and April 17, 2012. The product is sold in a 7 oz. plastic container marked on the side of the lid with Aug/05/12. After the use by date is a facility identifier code of 20 followed by a timestamp No other package codes are affected by this recall.

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If you or someone you know has been personally injured by a defective or unsafe food product, contact the Montana attorneys at Bliven Law Firm, P.C. for a free consultation as you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Bliven Law Firm, P.C. is a Kalispell law firm, with two Kalispell attorneys.


rispak, Inc. of Grand Rapids, MI is voluntarily recalling 16 cases of GFS® Hostess Candy Mix 8-48 oz packages due to a potential mis-pack, resulting in undeclared allergens. A small number of cases of GFS® Hostess Candy Mix were inadvertently put into GFS® Chocolate Sprinkles packages. GFS® Hostess Candy Mix contains wheat and milk and may contain egg, none of which are declared on the GFS® Chocolate Sprinkles package. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk, eggs, and wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The GFS® Hostess Candy Mix in question was distributed from April 5th – 19th to Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee Gordon Food Service Marketplace Stores.

Product is in a red stand up GFS®, 48 oz pouch that says Chocolate Sprinkles. The code date is embossed on the top of the pouch as 088 12.

For more information on the recall, click here

If you have been injured because of undeclared food allergens, contact the Kalispell attorneys at Bliven Law Firm, P.C. for a free consultation.


images (1)LA Star Seafood Co. Inc., Los Angeles, CA is recalling Vobla Dry and Vobla Smoked because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled.

The sale of improperly eviscerated fish, 5 inches in length or greater, is prohibited because Clostridium botulinum spores are more likely to be concentrated in the viscera than any other portion of the fish. Uneviscerated fish has been linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning which may pose a potentially life-threatening health hazard. Symptoms of botulism include blurred or double vision, general weakness, poor reflexes, difficulty swallowing and respiratory paralysis which may lead to death. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention.

The following products are recalled:

  • Vobla Dry, 20lb bulk boxes, not vacuum packed, no lot numbers or expiration dates.
  • Vobla Smoked, 20lb bulk boxes, not vacuum packed, no lot numbers or expiration dates.

Products were distributed and sold at: Arbat Store, Utah; European Importing, Russian Import, and M and M Market, Northern California; Golden Farms Market, Karabagh Market, and Tashkent Market, Southern California; Global Importing, Oregon; Solomon’s Groceries and Europa, Colorado.

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If you have suffered injuries and damages as a result of Botulism from a purchased product, contact the Kalispell lawyers of Bliven Law Firm, P.C. for a free consultation.

For more than 18 years, Bliven Law Firm, P.C. lawyers have represented personal injury victims and have won Millions in settlements and judgments for their clients.


downloadThe Montana Highway Patrol reported that a fatal rollover car accident in Livingston killed one and injured another Tuesday afternoon.

The Livingston car accident occurred Tuesday on Interstate 90 in Livingston, MT.

Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Erick Fetterhoff says that the woman, who was driving the vehicle, was killed in the crash while her male passenger injured and taken to a Livingston hospital.

Authorities are unsure as to what caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle and over-correct causing the fatal Livingston car accident and single vehicle rollover.

Trooper Fetterhoff says the driver was wearing a seat belt while the passenger was not. Alcohol was not a factor in the wreck that closed one lane of I-90 for about an hour.

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If you or someone you know has been injured in a Livingston Car Accident, or a Car Accident in Kalispell, Whitefish, Lakeside, Libby, Eureka or elsewhere in Montana, you may be legally entitled to damages for your injuries. Contact Bliven Law Firm, P.C. for a free consultation.

Bliven Law Firm, P.C. is a Kalispell law firm with three Kalispell attorneys ready and willing to help you.  They fight for the innocent victims of car accidents. They understand and are compassionate to those who are mourning the loss of a loved one.

Bliven Law Firm, P.C. will aggressively represent you and your family to see that you recover your lost wages, past medicals and that your case is fairly resolved.


images (2)A Kalispell woman died on Sunday, after hitting a cablebox, barbed wire and several trees in a single vehicle car accident.  After the accident, the woman apparently refused medical care.

News station KAJ 18 reported:

“A 51-year-old Kalispell woman who crashed her car near Bigfork around 1 a.m. Saturday did not seek immediate medical attention died later that afternoon in her sleep.

The Montana Highway Patrol told Montana’s News Station the woman was driving south on Foothill Road at a high rate of speed when she failed to negotiate a curve in the road. Her vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a cable box, a barbed wire fence and several trees.

Trooper Jason Fetterhoff said the woman slept in her vehicle and then left the scene sometime in the morning and began walking. Fetterhoff said the woman was picked up by a passing motorist who took her to a nearby café where she called her mother.

The woman and her mother then went to her mother’s home. Trooper Fetterhoff said the woman told her mother she did not want to go to the hospital and just wanted to sleep.

Fetterhoff said the woman then passed away in her sleep. He added an autopsy will be performed soon to determine the exact cause of death.

The woman was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, but it’s unknown if alcohol played a factor.”

Many people do not realize that if they have been in an accident, they should immediately seek medical attention.

If an accident victim experiences nausea, drowsiness, dizziness, or confusion after an accident, he or she may have suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury and should see a physician immediately.

Medical providers can diagnose the injuries, and recommend further treatment if necessary. If you or anyone you know has been in an accident, immediately seek medical treatment to determine if injuries have been sustained and if further evaluation or treatment is necessary.


Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), announced today it is initiating a voluntary user level recall of one lot of Morphine Sulfate Injection USP, 4 mg/mL (C-II), 1 mL fill in 2.5 mL Carpuject, NDC 0409-1258-30, due to a customer report of two Carpujects syringes containing more than the 1 mL labeled fill volume. Opioid pain medications such as morphine have life-threatening consequences if overdosed.

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If you or someone you know, suspects they have been injured by an overdose of a morphine injection, contact the Kalispell law firm of Bliven Law Firm, P.C.

Our law firm has three Kalispell lawyers who represent the innocent victims of those who have been harmed by the negligence of others.

In addition to personal injury and product liability, the three Kalispell attorney firm of Bliven Law Firm, P.C. represents injured individuals with Workers Compensation claims.


M.E. Thompson, Inc. is expanding the recall of its Anytime Deli Turkey & Ham Footlong, to include Italian Footlong, and Classic Cuban, because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

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For more than 18 years, the Kalispell law firm of Bliven Law Firm, P.C. has represented the innocent victims of Kalispell, Columbia Falls, Lakeside, Whitefish, Libby, Troy and the Flathead Valley who have been injured by the negligent acts of third parties.

If you suspect you have suffered food poisoning because of food bought or prepared by a third-party contact one of the three Kalispell Lawyers at Bliven Law Firm, P.C. for a free case evaluation. You may be entitled to legal compensation for your injuries.