A legal claim arises when serious injury or even death occurs as the result of the negligent (careless) act of another. Montana has one of the highest fatality rates in the nation for auto collisions. In fact, Montana was ranked the most deadly state in the nation, with a higher fatality rate per mile driven than any other state. In 2009, 221 people were killed on the dangerous roadways. The total number of injuries was 7,351 and the number of severe injuries was 1,331. If you were involved in a roadway accident and you were injured, there is a high probability it was a severe injury and should be compensated as such.
In fact, there is an even higher probability that you were a victim of an intoxicated driver. 41.7% of all traffic fatalities in Montana involve an intoxicated driver. While working as a former prosecutor, the attorneys at Bliven Law Firm, P.C. worked to keep intoxicated drivers off the street. We continue this work by representing victims of intoxicated drivers in civil actions against drivers who injure others while under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription drugs, or a combination thereof. Even driving while under the influence of legal drugs when it impairs driving is a serious matter.
In the case of Wrongful Death, there may be additional claims brought on the part of the estate and on the part of loved ones. The statute of limitations can be very short, possibly as short as a year. A statute of limitations is a time period which is set by law to bring a claim for wrongful injury or death. If a claim is not filed on time, then it will be barred and there will be no recovery allowed. As a result, if you or someone you know is suffering from serious injury; or someone you know has died wrongfully, you should urge them to contact competent legal assistance as soon as possible. It does not matter how serious the injury or how bad or wrongful the conduct if a legal claim is not filed in Court in time.
At Bliven Law Firm, P.C., Montana injury law is our primary focus. We have helped over 1000 people with their wrongful injury and death claims. We have the experience and dedication to obtain fair and just compensation. Call us for a free case evaluation.