The loss of a loved one is one of the most painful experiences in life. The pain of moving on without a loved one can feel overwhelming and uncertain. In a moment, a lifetime of dreams and plans are suddenly gone. During this time, bills and expenses may pile up, adding more uncertainty and stress to your life. When this occurs, it is important to know that you do not have to shoulder these burdens alone. An experienced and compassionate wrongful death attorney can help. We know that no amount of compensation could ever replace the loss of your loved one. However, you and your family should not have to struggle financially due to a person or entity’s negligence.
At Bliven Law Firm, P.C., our Montana wrongful death attorneys offer compassionate legal guidance during this difficult time. We can negotiate with insurance companies to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. This allows you to focus on your family and on rebuilding your life.
Common Causes of Wrongful Death
Sometimes, a person or company’s recklessness or carelessness leads to the death of another person. When this happens, surviving family members may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim to recover damages. These claims go through civil courts. As such, they are separate from any criminal court proceedings against the “at fault” party.
A wrongful death can occur in many ways. The most common causes of wrongful death include:
In Montana, family members of the deceased can file a wrongful death claim. In order to win your claim, your wrongful death lawyer must establish four critical elements:
The defendant owed a duty of care to the decedent
The defendant breached this duty of care
The breach of duty caused the fatality
Surviving family members suffered damages as a result of the fatality
Only certain surviving family members can file a lawsuit. Generally, those family members include spouses, children and parents. In some cases, other family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit when there are no other surviving family members. An experienced wrongful death attorney can help you through this complex and trying process.
How Our Wrongful Death Attorneys Can Help You
At Bliven Law Firm, P.C., our wrongful death attorneys can help you file the necessary claims to collect both non-economic and economic damages after the loss of a loved one. These include:
Loss of future earnings
Future benefits earned
Funeral and burial expenses
Pain and suffering
Loss of companionship
Loss of consortium
Loss of guidance and support
We offer real support and compassionate care during this time. We know that no amount of compensation could ever replace the loss of your loved one. Yet, we believe in helping grieving family members move forward in life as best as possible after suffering a loss.
If you lose a loved one due to another person’s carelessness, it is important to act quickly. There are time limits for filing a claim. In Montana, families only have three years from the date of death to file a wrongful death lawsuit. As such, it is important to call our law firm today to learn more about your legal options.
Contact Our Montana Wrongful Death Lawyers
The Montana wrongful death attorneys at Bliven Law Firm, P.C., have experience helping grieving families in Kalispell, Columbia Falls, Whitefish, and Big Fork. We also serve clients with cases in Flathead County, Glacier National Park, West Glacier and throughout the state of Montana.
If you have lost a loved one because of another person’s negligence, we can help. Call us at (406) 407-9099 or fill out our confidential contact form. We know that you need someone on your side during this difficult time. That is why we offer free initial consultations with our attorneys. Call us today and discover why so many Montana families count on Bliven Law Firm, P.C.