Auto accident injuries can be devastating, impacting a person’s entire life. Without the help of an attorney, an injury victim may not receive the compensation that they need to fully recover after an accident.
At Conner, Marr & Pinksi, we represent people who have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a car accident. Our lawyers are experienced litigators who are not afraid to take cases to trial to get the results our clients deserve.
What Causes Car Accidents in Montana?
If you are involved in a car accident, one of the first questions you may ask is who or what caused the accident. Montana is a fault-based or “tort” insurance state which means that if another person’s negligence caused your injuries, you can pursue a claim for damages against them.
Common causes of car accidents:
- Driving while distracted
- Failure to yield or stop
- Impaired driving
- Reckless driving
- Failure to observe traffic laws
While many car crashes are caused by another motorist’s negligence, some are also the result of an automobile defect. Far too often defective parts such as exploding airbags, faulty brakes, and tires prone to blowouts make it to market. These products cause catastrophic injuries or even death to drivers, passengers, and other parties. If you were injured due to an automotive defect, you can help hold these manufacturers accountable for their wrongdoing.
Who Is Responsible for the Accident?
The person or party who caused the accident may be held liable for your injuries. In Montana, an injured party may pursue a cause of action against the person that caused them harm. Even if you were partially responsible for your injuries, you may still be able to file a claim for damages. Your compensation, however, may be reduced in proportion to the percentage of your fault.
What Is the Statute of Limitations on a Car Accident Claim?
In Montana, you have three years from the date of the accident to file a cause of action based on personal injury. If your loved one was killed in an auto accident in the state, you have three years from the date of their death to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Injured in a Great Falls Car Accident? Contact Our Office Today.
If you were injured in a car accident in the Great Falls area, you need legal representation you can trust. Contact our office at (406) 727-3550 to schedule a free initial consultation. We have secured millions of dollars on behalf of clients throughout Montana.