Injury Lawyer Fighting for Victims in Billings and Throughout Montona
Accidents can shape the rest of our lives. Sometimes they can make us stronger. However, oftentimes, they are devastating and impact us for the rest of our lives far beyond what most people realize.
Among the things that you may have to worry about following an accident include ongoing medical bills and the consequences of living with constant pain and suffering. Accidents can result in injuries and burdens that are simply too great to deal with on your own. The law stands up for accident victims and allows them to pursue compensation against those that have done them wrong or were careless and caused them injuries. At Billings Injury Lawyer, we are committed to fighting for accident victims to protect their rights under the law.
Our personal injury practice includes representing clients who have been injured due to:
- Auto Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Defective Product Accidents
- Aviation Accidents
- Wrongful Death Suits
- Assaults Due to Inadequate Security
- Other Premises-Related Accidents
While we handle cases involving all types of serious injuries, we maintain a particular focus on cases involving:
- Broken Bones
- Head and Facial Injuries
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
If you trust us to handle your case, in addition to conducting a thorough investigation, one of the first steps we will take is to make sure that you have obtained appropriate medical attention for your accident-related injuries. Our first priority is that you make a full recovery, if at all possible, and your medical records will be key evidence in your claim for compensation. We will work with your primary care doctors, but will also retain independent medical experts that have particular expertise in diagnosing certain injuries such as traumatic injuries and who understand the short- and long-term impacts these type of injuries can have on accident victims’ lives.
Each accident is unique. Therefore, each accident victim’s injuries are also unique as well their potential financial recovery. We will begin gathering the information we need to estimate your losses during your free initial consultation, and we will make sure that you know how much you stand to recover before you make the decision to pursue (or not pursue) a claim.
Although not an exhaustive list, the following categories are types of compensation available for personal injury claims in Montana:
Outstanding Medical Bills
If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to seek financial compensation for your medical bills resulting from the accident. This includes bills for emergency medical care, testing, surgery, treatment, inpatient care, prescription medications, medical equipment, physical therapy, and other medical expenses.
Future Medical Expenses
Importantly, you are entitled to seek financial compensation for your future medical expenses, as well. Calculating your future medical expenses requires a thorough diagnosis and treatment plan; and, for serious injuries, future medical expenses will often be among the most substantial aspects of accident victims’ financial recoveries.
Other Accident-Related Expenses
In addition to recovering your medical expenses, you are entitled to seek to recover any non- medical accident-related expenses, as well. This includes property damage (for example, the damage to your car), as well as things like:
- Modifications to your home or car necessitated by a physical disability,
- Childcare expenses, and
- The cost of hiring someone to perform household chores that you are no longer able to perform on your
You are entitled to recover any wages or salary that you lost due to time missed from work as a result of the accident. This includes reimbursement for sick leave and vacation days if you were forced to take paid time off from work.
Lost Earning Capacity
Like medical expenses, you are entitled to seek compensation for your future lost income as well. Once again, determining your future losses requires a thorough understanding of the long- term effects of your injuries. At our personal Injury law firm, we are experienced in helping our clients ensure that they pursue maximum compensation for all of their current and future accident- related losses.
Pain and Suffering
Whether your injuries leave you in constant pain or you experience debilitating pain when attempting to perform certain movements or tasks, this is considered a “loss” that is compensable under the law. Compensation for pain and suffering is in addition to compensation for the medical costs of treating your injuries (including pain medications).
If you have experienced psychological effects from the accident or your injuries, you may be able to collect compensation for emotional distress, as well. Securing compensation for emotional distress typically requires a psychological or psychiatric diagnosis (similar to the medical diagnosis needed to secure compensation for physical injuries).
Scarring and Disfigurement
Permanent scarring and disfigurement (including loss of limbs) can entitle accident victims to seek additional financial compensation. Scarring and disfigurement can have broad intangible consequences (including loss of sensation, physical disability, and emotional effects), and the law provides financial remedies for these consequences similar to all other accident-related losses.
Loss of Support, Companionship, and Enjoyment of Life
The final major category of compensable losses includes all of the other intangible ways that an accident or a person’s accident-related injuries affect his or her life. If you are unable to enjoy spending time with your children, spend meaningful time with your spouse, or continue your hobbies or recreational pursuits, these too are losses for which financial compensation is available under the law.
When your health and your financial future are on the line, your choice of legal representation matters. Here are five reasons to choose Billings Injury Lawyer:
If you need to seek financial compensation for injuries sustained in an accident, the first step is easy: Simply send us a message online or pick up the phone. We will help you understand your situation in a confidential, no-pressure environment, and we will help you feel confident that you are making informed decisions about protecting your legal rights.
Delays may make it more difficult to collect the evidence needed to maximize your recovery; if you wait too long, you could lose your claim entirely. So, do not hesitate to contact us for your free consultation. To speak with injury attorney Joe Frick about your claim, call (406)-206-2254 or inquire online today.