Personal Injury Lawyer
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What Qualifies As Personal Injury?
:: Personal Injury – The branch of law covering any wrong or damage done to another in their person, property, rights, or reputation.
Hiring A Personal Injury Lawyer
Have you or a loved one suffered a personal injury? Your family may be facing a variety of serious problems. With over 30 years of experience, thousands of successful injury settlements, and many trial wins, our firm will provide you with a personal injury lawyer who will work aggressively for you and help you navigate the complex legal process of an injury case.
After a car accident, it’s crucial to have a dedicated auto accident attorney on your side as soon as possible. Let our skilled auto accident attorneys help.
If you need a motorcycle accident attorney, look no further. We’ll help you navigate the challenges of a motorcycle accident so you can receive the max compensation possible for your case.
Slip and fall lawsuits can be very difficult to prove. Grizzly Law’s experienced slip and fall attorneys will work for you to receive fair compensation under the law.
Are you the victim of an unfortunate medical injury? Our Kalispell medical malpractice attorneys will help you hold negligent doctors accountable.
If you’ve been injured by a vehicle while walking or riding on a bicycle, you may have a claim. Grizzly Law has experienced injury attorneys who can fight on your behalf.
Tired of the Fight? Don’t Give Up! Many times, insurance companies plan on wearing you down on your insurance claims so that you finally give up…DON’T GIVE UP. If you need someone to step in and do your fighting for you, our hand is out and waiting for a tag so that we can jump…
Personal Injury FAQs
Do I have a case for my personal injury?
Don’t try to make this decision on your own. Contact Grizzly Law to discuss your situation in detail. If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury, you are entitled to receive a free comprehensive case evaluation. Our experienced staff will look at the facts of your injury to determine if you have a case and what you can expect to recover. Most of the time, if your injuries are the result of someone else’s careless actions, then you will have a case. Each situation is unique and there are a lot of nuances and potential complications to consider, which is why it is so important to consult an attorney.
I was injured in an accident. Now what?
- First things first. If you have been injured in an accident, your highest priority is to get appropriate medical attention.
- Secondly, don’t apologize or admit fault, even if you think you might have been at fault. The things you say at the scene of the accident can be used against you for a claim or lawsuit.
- Thirdly, if you are able, you should document the scene of the accident (photos or videos). Also, try to get the contact information of any witnesses.
- Finally, set up a consultation with an attorney at Grizzly Law to discuss your options.
How long do I have to file a personal injury case?
In the state of Montana, the statute of limitations requires you to file your case within three years of your injury. If you don’t file your case within three years, you typically forfeit your right to collect damages from the party who is at fault. In general, you should try to file a personal injury claim or case as soon as possible, while your memory and the memories of any witnesses or other involved parties are still fresh.
Is the other party’s insurance adjuster REALLY working in my best interest?
If you’ve been injured in an accident and you try to deal with the insurance company yourself, you may be feeling a little out of your league. The insurance companies spend millions of dollars training their adjusters to deal with you. Are you prepared or equipped to go to bat with insurance companies on your own? Let our personal injury lawyers help. Grizzly Law has the experience, expertise, and resources to even the sides, to provide you with an excellent chance of obtaining maximum compensation, and to help you deal with the insurance professionals.
How am I going to pay the bills?
Depending on the type of accident that caused your injury, there may be one or more sources available to pay medical bills and lost wages related to your injuries. For instance, doctors may take a lien. If you were in a car accident, car insurance may pay the bills, or health insurance may cover, or there may be other insurance that can apply to the bills. Your potential payment options really depend on the circumstances that caused the injury. The personal injury lawyers here at Grizzly Law will work diligently for you to get you the care you require.
Will My Case Go to Trial?
The great majority of cases settle before trial. Many settle even before a formal lawsuit is begun. However, our firm believes the best way to get a full settlement for our clients is to prepare like every case is going to trial. Generally, the firm will not agree to take your case unless we expect we would be willing to fight all the way through trial. In this approach, the insurers know that we are willing to take them to the mat. This generally provides better settlement offers for our clients than for people without attorneys or people represented by attorneys who do not have a reputation for aggressively fighting for their clients.
How Can A Police Report Help in an Injury Case?
While a police report itself probably will not be admissible in civil proceedings, it can go a long way toward gaining negotiation leverage in any personal injury dispute. For example, during informal settlement discussions with opposing counsel or an insurance carrier, you or your attorney can use the facts and conclusions found in a police report to gain an advantage on such issues as:
Circumstances of the incident, including the time of day, date, specific location, and weather conditions at the time.
Preliminary assessment of fault, especially in motor vehicle accidents.
(For example, after a car accident a police report may contain a responding officer’s observations as to which driver might have violated the state’s vehicle code, or whose carelessness may have caused the accident.)
In addition to providing leverage during discussions on central issues such as fault for an accident, police reports can contain the identifying information of anyone who might have witnessed the incident, or who arrived on the scene soon afterward. At a minimum, most reports will list the name and telephone number of witnesses and those at the scene, and in some situations, the report may also contain witness statements about what happened. Having contact information for these people, and especially a record of their views as to what took place, can be a valuable asset for you and your personal injury attorney when proving what happened and who was at fault.
How Much Is My Case Worth?
This is a question we often hear from clients in our initial interview. We tell our clients that every case is different, and it is impossible to know the value of a case until we have collected and reviewed all the facts. Often an appropriate evaluation must be delayed until your medical condition has stabilized or reached what professionals call “maximum medical improvement.” Once we have gathered all the facts and reviewed your medical situation, then we will be able to discuss the value of your case.
Ultimately What Types of Damages Can be Recovered?
Montana allows an injured person to recover damages for past lost wages, diminished earning capacity, future lost wages, past medical expenses, and future medical expenses. Montana also allows recovery for pain, suffering, and a plaintiff’s change in their lifestyle.
Can I Get Financial Help Now?
Montana law often allows an injured person to receive immediate help to pay ongoing medical bills and lost wages. There are often more than one source of funds to pay medical expenses. It can be critically important to your final recovery that payments be properly orchestrated from these various funds to ensure a fair final resolution.