By arming yourself now with some basic knowledge about the anatomy of an injury claim, you will be in a position to protect yourself and your family when the need arises, even if the need is right now. The driver of the truck never looked to his left and drove right into Alex. Without some other source of insurance, the recovery could be limited to the liability insurance limits. Ultimately, who is at fault for causing the accident will get sorted out.Read More
Montana Accident Injury Claim
All auto accidents will inflict damage to you and your car. The amount of money needed to repair those damages depends on the gravity of the accident itself. If you are not responsible for the situation, you surely don’t want to be left with all the financial liability. To avoid this from happening you should think about hiring an accident injury attorney.
Having a legal representative has its advantages. He will help you to fill a personal injury claim and survey through all the legal aspects of the process. You may try to get compensation by yourself but is better to have a specialist by your side. If you check out our article about car accidents, you will find some reasons why hiring a car crash attorney is a wise decision.
If the accident is serious, it will be accompanied by severe consequences. This has a high impact on victim's life. Try to find retribution without the help of an expert could be impossible. In the best case, you will get just a little fraction of want you deserve.
Regardless of the severity of the accident, and therefore your injury claim, a lawyer will help you through all the process. Car accident lawyers with vast experience in personal injury claims and calculations know how to get the best deal possible for you.
If you have been involved in a car accident, you should get into contact with the best lawyer available. Car crashes can prevent you from working or leave you with permanent disability and injuries that require medical attention. Your accident lawyer should be able to get the maximum amount of money as compensation for these problems.
Personal Injury Claim in Montana
When you get injured by another person’s fault, you are entitled to compensation. This is known as a personal injury claim and it comprehends everything from traumatic injuries to simple bruises. You can make the claim all by yourself but is better if you have the help of a professional injury lawyer. He will protect your interest and he will do whatever it takes to maximize the amount of money you receive in compensation so all your expenses are covered.
Accidents can happen in any place at any time. They could be as simple as a slip and fall in a supermarket or as serious as a car crash. The severity of your injuries will be tied to the gravity of the accident. Anyway, before thinking about filling up the claim, you have to be able to prove that the injuries were caused by another person's negligence. It is the job of your injury attorney to prove it and to evaluate the legality of your claim.
Personal injury laws guarantees you monetary compensation for all the expenses related to the treatment of your injuries. In addition, having an attorney with the right experience will allow you to level the play in any negotiation. He will take care of all the paperwork and will represent you in all the steps of the process.
If you are thinking to hire a professional to take your case, you should hire the best personal injury attorney available in your area. Get a free consultation today with our team of experts either by calling (855) 906-2966 or fill up a quick form to let us call you.
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Top Lawyers Serving Montana
- Matthew Braukmann
- Lon J. Dale
- Sydney E. McKenna
- Dwight J. Schulte
- Mark M. Kovacich
- Ben A. Snipes
- Daniel B. Bidegaray
- Anna M. Williams
- Shane D. Colton
- James G. Edmiston
- Todd A. Hammer
- Russ Yerger
Attorney Matthew Braukmann is a co-founder of Braukmann Law, PLLC, in Billings, Montana. Mr. Braukmann focuses his practice on personal injury and workers compensation matters, serving clients in Billings and throughout the state of Montana.Mr. Braukmann has more than a decade of experience litigating and settling cases involving automobile accidents, brain injury, construction accidents, dram shop laws, employment discrimination, mining accidents, trucking accidents and other catastrophes caused by negligence. He provides personalized service and dedicated representation, working hard to ensure his clients receive fair and adequate compensation.Before co-founding his firm, Mr. Braukmann gained legal experience by practicing for five years as an associate at a law firm in Billings. He went on to serve as general counsel for a local business, allowing him to continue developing his legal skills and experience. His firm holds a reputation as one of the largest personal injury and workers compensation firms in Montana.Along with his practice, Mr. Braukmann enjoys staying involved in the Montana and Wyoming legal communities. He is a member of the State Bar of Montana, the Wyoming State Bar and the Montana Trial Lawyers Association. He also belongs to the Yellowstone Area Bar Association.Mr. Braukmann earned a bachelors degree from Portland State University, graduating with honors. He obtained his law degree from the University of Montana Alexander Blewett III School of Law. He holds a license to practice law in the state, federal and bankruptcy courts of Montana and Wyoming as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.
Lon J. Dale
Lon has engaged in an active civil litigation practice representing plaintiffs, defendants , individuals, businesses, and insurance companies for over 45 years. The result is a significant variety of judicial decisions at both the trial and appellate level. Lon has been lead counsel in more than 40 jury cases tried to verdict, and participated as lead counsel of record in more than 50 cases decided by Montanas Supreme Court. Although appellate oral argument before the Montana Supreme Court is discretionary and relatively rare (about 2% of cases filed), over the span of four decades, Lon has orally argued more than 20 appellate cases including the often nationally cited ,Oliver v. Stimson, decision that established a common law tort remedy in Montana for spoliation of evidence. Litigation, albeit at trial by presentation of evidence and witness testimony, or navigating through the extensive technicalities presented by appellate rules and procedures, requires attention to details while advising and assisting clients with understanding the intricacies of judicial processes. The Firms team approach utilizing devoted attorneys and paralegal professionals has well served the needs of the Firms many clients. For over 30 years, Lon has worked with a talented and caring paralegal, Annabelle (AB) Blade, in a dedicated and focused representation of the Firms clients. The Firm believes in and practices the importance of long-term relationships with both clients and staff, many of whom have received or provided professional services spanning decades.
Sydney E. McKenna
Sydney E. McKenna is an attorney at McKenna & Starin – Trial Attorneys, a law firm located in Missoula, Montana. Ms. McKenna focuses her practice on personal injury law, representing plaintiffs throughout Missoula who have been injured or lost a loved one due to negligence.Ms. McKenna has more than 30 years of legal experience. She handles personal injury matters involving medical malpractice and wrongful death. Dedicating her practice specifically to these two areas of law allows her to provide knowledgeable and thorough representation. She is committed to fighting for justice and compensation on behalf of victims injured while under the care of a hospital or physician, or who have lost a family member because of negligence.Over her time in practice, Ms. McKenna has recovered considerable sums in settlements and verdicts for her clients. Recognizing her success, in 2012 the Montana Trial Lawyers Association named her Trial Lawyer of the Year.”,Active in the legal community, Ms. McKenna is a member of the State Bar of Montana and the American Association for Justice. She is a former judge and instructor for the Montana Trial Lawyers Associations Trial Academy and formerly held leadership roles such as president and board director for the association.Born and raised in Lewistown, Montana, Ms. McKenna earned a bachelors degree from the University of Montana. She went on to graduate from the University of Montana Alexander Blewett III School of Law and received her license to practice law in 1988. She is eligible to appear before all Montana state courts.
Dwight J. Schulte
Dwight J. Schulte is an attorney at Schulte Law Firm P.C. located in Missoula, Montana. Mr. Schulte specializes in criminal defense and personal injury, serving a diverse group of clients throughout the state of Montana.Mr. Schulte was born in Missoula and grew up in the Bitterroot Valley. He earned a bachelors degree in finance from the University of Montana and received his law degree from the University Of Montana Alexander Blewett III School of Law. While attending school and following graduation, he supported himself by working in the construction industry. He has been licensed to practice law in Montana since 2008.Over the course of his more than 10 years in practice, Mr. Schulte has received recognition for his accomplishments in the legal profession. He was named one of the Top 40 Under 40and one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyersby the renowned organization The National Trial Lawyers.Outside of the office, Mr. Schulte engages in a number of civic and professional activities. He is a member of the State Bar of Montana and previously served as president of the new lawyers association. He also belongs to the Western Montana Bar Association, the Montana Trial Lawyers Association and the Montana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and serves on the Criminal Justice Act Panel Selection Committee.Mr. Schulte holds key leadership positions within his community and sits on the board of directors of the United Way of Missoula County
Mark M. Kovacich
A partner at Kovacich Snipes, P.C. Mark M. Kovacich represents clients in the state of Montana in cases of personal injury. His practice is 100 percent devoted to litigation and focuses on cases involving motor vehicle accidents, asbestos/mesothelioma injury and illness, medical malpractice, wrongful death, workers compensation, product liability, nursing home abuse, brain injuries, birth injuries, railroad injuries, construction accidents and animal bites.Working with his firm, Mr. Kovacich has been involved in cases that have resulted in $41.2 million and $36 million settlements. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana and the state of Montana, and he has represented hundreds of plaintiffs throughout his career.Mr. Kovacich graduated in 1996 from Montana Tech of the University of Montana with honors and a Bachelor of Science in environmental engineering. At the University of Montana School of Law, he earned a Juris Doctor, graduating with honors in 1999. While in law school, he was also a member of the Public Land & Resources Law Review. He has been named as the Montana Trial Lawyers Association Trial Lawyer of the Year and Appellate Advocate of the Year and in the Nations Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.He is a member of the Cascade County Bar Association, the Montana Trial Lawyers Association, the State Bar of Montana, the American Association for Justice and the National Trial Lawyers, and he is a Lawyer Representative for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. For the Montana Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. Kovacich also teaches seminars and classes on common personal injury topics.
Ben A. Snipes
Attorney Ben A. Snipes is a partner and shareholder with the Kovacich Snipes Johnson, P.C. law firm in Great Falls, Montana. Nationally recognized as one of the top trial advocates in the country, Mr. Snipes focuses his practice primarily on plaintiff injury claims involving toxic torts, such as asbestos and mesothelioma, and work-related injuries. In addition, he maintains an active docket of qui tam whistleblower and workers compensation claims.Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Snipes has achieved notable success fighting for the rights and entitlements of those suffering needlessly as the result of preventable tragedies as well as those who experienced retaliation from their employers for reporting unlawful or questionable business practices. From his efforts, he has helped recover numerous multimillion-dollar settlements and awards, and his law firm has secured more than $300 million in total compensation to date.Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and exceptional client service, Mr. Snipes holds an AV-Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and the National Trial Lawyers voted him as among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the state as well as a Top 40 Under 40. He has also earned many other accolades from his peers along with positive testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.A magna cum laude graduate of University of Montana Western in Dillon, where he attended on a football scholarship, Mr. Snipes obtained his Juris Doctor in 2008 from the University of Montana School of Law. Along with practicing before all Montana state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.Active in his legal community, Mr. Snipes is a member of the Montana Trial Lawyers Association, the State Bar of Montana and the American Association for Justice. He also currently serves on the board of directors of the Federal Bar Associations Montana Chapter and once served as executive officer for the Cascade County Bar Association.Devoted to his local community as well, Mr. Snipes is a member of the board of directors and former president of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Great Falls, and he serves on the board of the Cascade County Law Clinic.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Daniel B. Bidegaray
Daniel B. Bidegaray is the founder of Bidegaray Law Firm, LLC, located in Bozeman, Montana. Providing representation to clients throughout the state as well as in North Dakota, he focuses his practice primarily on insurance company bad faith and related litigation, assisting people who have had their legitimate claims delayed or denied. Mr. Bidegarays successes in this area include the obtaining of a $34 million jury verdict against one such insurer. He also handles personal injury and wrongful death litigation, representing plaintiffs who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties in matters involving motor vehicle accidents, defective products, premises liability and workplace accidents.A native of Montana, where he was raised on a farm in the eastern part of the state, Mr. Bidegaray graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Montana State University in 1990. He then attended the Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1993. Admitted to practice in Montana and North Dakota, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the Fort Peck Tribal Court.In order to stay abreast of current developments in his practice areas, Mr. Bidegaray is an active participant in several legal organizations. His memberships include the American Association for Justice and Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. His commitment to developing his skills and legal knowledge led him to attend and graduate from the Trial Lawyers College in 2004. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals for his track record and superlative ethics, Mr. Bidegaray has received an AV peer reviewed rating through Martindale-Hubbell.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Anna M. Williams
Attorney Anna M. Williams is the founder and owner of Anna Williams Law, PLLC, in Bozeman, Montana. A native of Montana and the third generation of lawyers in her family, Ms. Williams carries on the tradition of providing top-notch legal counsel and support for her clients most important and sensitive legal issues, including all areas of family law and divorce as well as personal injury and workers compensation claims.Along with handling all aspects of marriage dissolution, including child support, custody, alimony, property division and other related matters, Ms. Williams also assists those seeking to expand their families through adoption, and she delivers solid, effective prenuptial and postnuptial agreements to help her clients protect themselves and their assets in the event of divorce. Having gone through a divorce herself, Ms. Williams fully understands the emotional struggles her clients face, and she treats all with the compassion and respect they deserve during their difficult and uncertain times.This high level of commitment to her clients needs coupled with her sympathetic and personable demeanor has helped earn Ms. Williams a reputation as an attorney who genuinely cares about her clients issues, and she has received many positive reviews and referrals from those completely satisfied with the level of personalized assistance and support she provides.As further evidence of her success, the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys voted Ms. Williams among the states Top 10 Family Law Attorneys, and she has earned a Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished rating for her impeccable professionalism and exceptional legal abilities.After graduating from the University of Washington in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and German, Ms. Williams attended the University of Montana School of Law, where she was an active member of the schools moot court team. She obtained her Juris Doctor cum laude in 1994, graduating as a member of the Order of Barristers.In 1994, the State Bar of Montana admitted her to practice, and she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana as well as before the Fort Peck Tribal Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. She is a member of the Gallatin County Bar Association and the American Bar Association, among her other professionals affiliations.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Shane D. Colton
Attorney Shane Colton is the managing partner of the Law Firm of Edmiston & Colton in Billings, Montana. Mr. Colton focuses his practice on personal injury law and serves clients throughout Montana. He handles cases involving motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death and other catastrophic injuries.Mr. Colton attained a bachelors degree in public administration from Montana State University, graduating with honors. He earned his law degree from the University of Montana Alexander Blewett III School of Law.While attending law school, Mr. Colton received a number of awards such as the Karl Karlberg Memorial Scholarship and a Balfour Fellowship, awarded to him by Sigma Chi. These awards are given to law students interested in public service.Over the course of his practice, Mr. Colton has recovered several million dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients. He has received various awards for his accomplishments, including being recognized by Americas Top 100 Attorneys and being listed in the publication The Best Lawyers in America.”,Mr. Colton has been licensed to practice law in Montana since 1996 and has more than 20 years of experience representing Montana residents who have been injured or lost a loved one due to the negligence of another. He is admitted before all Montana state courts and the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana.Outside of his practice, Mr. Colton is an active member of his legal community. He belongs to professional organizations, including the Montana Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.
James G. Edmiston
James G. Edmiston is a founding partner of the Law Firm of Edmiston & Colton. From the firms office in Billings, Montana, he represents clients from throughout the state. During a career that has spanned more than three decades, he has developed his practice around personal injury and wrongful death litigation, focusing on cases where his clients have been injured by the negligence of others in cases involving car crashes, commercial vehicle accidents and medical malpractice. He also assists people who have been denied their rightful benefits under their employers workers compensation insurance coverage.A Montana native from the Flathead Valley, Mr. Edmiston helps people to navigate complex insurance systems. He is admitted to practice before all Montana state courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.Mr. Edmiston developed his work ethic early in life as an undergraduate at the University of Montana. He graduated with honors in 1979 with a bachelors degree in accounting and business administration. Building upon that success, he earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Montana School of Law in 1982. He became licensed to practice law the same year.Mr. Edmiston has developed a professional network that extends throughout the state and beyond, helping him to keep up-to-date in his practice areas. He is a member of the State Bar of Montana, the American Association for Justice, the Montana Trial Lawyers Association and the Yellowstone Area Bar Association. Highly regarded by his fellow attorneys for his track record and superb ethics, Mr. Edmiston has received an AV Distinguished peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Todd A. Hammer
Todd A. Hammer, an attorney with Hammer, Quinn & Shaw, PLLC in Kalispell, Montana, helps clients address Civil Litigation: Defense situations.He also helps clients with Workers Compensation, Construction Litigation: Business, Personal Injury - General: Defense, Business Litigation and Employment & Labor concerns.He received legal training from The University of Montana School of Law. He graduated from law school in 1979.Todd Hammer became licensed to practice law in 1979.Todd Hammer was selected to Top Lawyers. The designation means that he is a top-rated attorney as recognized by peers. He was selected to Top Lawyers for 2011 - 2019.
100 Financial Dr., Suite 100, PO Box 7310,, Kalispell MT 59904
Russ Yerger began practicing law in 1984.Russ Yerger is an attorney at The Yerger Law Firm, P.C. helping people with Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff issues. The Yerger Law Firm, P.C. has an office in Billings, Montana, serving the local community.Russ Yerger was selected to Top Lawyers for 2013 - 2019. Top Lawyers is an exclusive list of top-rated attorneys in specific practice areas who were chosen after thorough evaluation of numerous criteria.In addition to addressing Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff legal needs, he also assists clients with Business Litigation and Transportation / Maritime issues.
2722 3rd Ave. North, Ste. 400, Billings MT 59101