PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS IN BILLINGS, MONTANA
Nobody ever plans to be injured; nobody is ever prepared for an accident. Issues like medical bills, lost wages, liability concerns, and selfish insurance companies are not concerns we ever hope to encounter in our daily lives. But life happens. In Billings and the rest of Montana, a personal injury can happen to anyone in the blink of an eye, forcing us to face hardships we never planned on facing.
At Gerstner Adam Law, our attorneys are here to help you obtain the compensation you deserve if you are injured by someone else. We handle the legal issues you are facing so you can concentrate on healing. From our office in Billings, we proudly and compassionately serve individuals in Yellowstone, Dawson, Custer, and Richland counties, including Glendive and Miles City, Montana. We represent injured individuals throughout Montana because no one should have to suffer from a personal injury, especially if it wasn’t their fault. When life gets in the way of your very best plans, it’s important to have an experienced attorney in your corner. Everyone deserves to have their story told, their rights defended, and their peace of mind restored.
WHAT TYPES OF PERSONAL INJURY CASES DO WE HANDLE?
Don’t hesitate to reach out to a personal injury attorney as you focus on your healing; don’t wait until it’s too late to seek compensation. The following are examples of the types of cases we handle:
Motor vehicle accidents: Our personal injury attorneys represent people who are injured in car, truck, and motorcycle wrecks. We also represent pedestrians and bicyclists who are injured in accidents involving motor vehicles.
Unsafe property conditions: We represent people who are injured in slip and fall, trip and fall, and other types of accidents caused by unsafe property conditions.
Dog bites and animal attacks: Dog owners in Montana are responsible if their pet causes a serious injury to another person.
Wrongful death: If you have lost a family member as a result of the careless actions of another, our attorneys will help you seek justice and peace of mind.
In any of these situations, insurance companies may seem friendly at first, but they are only looking after their own interests. Hire a team of skilled attorneys to make sure insurance adjusters and insurance companies are honoring your rights. Always remember that your health and your well-being should be your number one concern. Focus on getting better — we’ll take care of the rest.
DETERMINING FAULT IN MONTANA
Montana approaches each personal injury claim as a “modified comparative fault” state. This means that monetary damages will only be given out if the injured party is less than 50 percent at fault for causing the injury. If the injured party was found to be 51 percent at fault or more, they will not be able to recover any damages. For instance, if you were involved in a car accident that was caused by another driver, but you were also texting while driving, the court may find that you were 60% at fault. As a result, you won’t be able to receive any damages. However, if the court finds you 30% at fault, you will be entitled to receive damages (because it is less than 51%), but the amount of money will be reduced according to the percentage of your fault. It’s important to seek out legal representation to help you navigate the complexities of Montana’s modified comparative liability laws.
PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS SERVING BILLINGS, MONTANA
A personal injury is never planned. Getting hurt can leave you with a mountain of medical bills, and also leave you out of work while you recover. Don’t wait to seek the compensation you need to move forward and regain peace of mind. Allow Gerstner Adam Law to fight for you, every step of the way, by reaching out to us in Billings, Montana. Schedule a free consultation today.