Personal Injury in Montana

Personal injury has different definitions in every state.  In addition, there are a variety of different options for people who are personally injured.  In most states, when you are injured as a result of another’s negligence, you are eligible for personal injury claims.  However, each state has different definitions of what constitutes as personal injury.  Therefore, if you believe you are eligible for some kind of personal injury compensation, it is important that you understand the definitions and clauses that exist in your state.



Montana Personal Injury Laws at a Glance

Montana Personal Injury Laws

Statute of Limitations

3 Years
Damages Recoverable Medical expenses, property damage, future earning ability, pain and suffering, lost wages, cost of household help
Strict Liability Product manufacturer may be liable for injuries caused by a consumer product
Joint Liability Each defendant liable for percent of damages as determined by court
Contributory Negligence Damages may be awarded if plaintiff is found by the court to be up to 49% at fault.

It is important that if you are personally injured as a result of someone else’s negligence in Montana that you take immediate steps towards solving your issues.

The first thing you should do is write down what happened, as your remember it, in detail as if you were recording a police record.  This is important because it ensures that the details are recorded as accurately as possible.  Make sure you list any possible witnesses.

The next step is to contact a personal injury attorney in Montana.  Make sure that you contact a lawyer before taking any actions.  Your lawyer will tell you the best way to inform the person that you will be filing a claim against that you are planning on filing a claim.

In Montana, you are required to prove that the person who actually caused the injury was indeed negligent.  This means that the person was being particularly careless when they caused you bodily harm.  In Montana, this means you must show that there is a duty to you from the person who caused your injury. In addition, you must show that the person indeed failed to finish their duty.  In Montana, you must also show that you indeed suffered from damages and that the other person’s carelessness is what caused your injury.

Under certain Montana laws, you may still be eligible for partial compensation if you injury was due in part to your own negligence, and in part to another’s negligence.  This means that if you share the fault of an incident with another, you may still be eligible for damages.  These laws can become fairly complicated, so it is important that you contact a lawyer immediately. Make sure that you fully inform your attorney of all of the events that took place surrounding your injury so that you can take the proper steps to claim your dues.

For more information about your specific case, contact a Montana Personal Injury Lawyer.