Montana Wrongful Death Attorney
All kinds of accidents have the potential to cause serious injuries, but some accidents can result in those injuries being fatal. When a loved one dies because of the negligence of another party, it is referred to as a wrongful death.
Montana Code § 27-1-513 defines a wrongful death as a fatality caused by the neglect or wrongful act of another person. Like many other personal injury actions in Montana, wrongful death claims have a statute of limitations (time limit) of three years.
For this reason, it is of the utmost importance for families to immediately retain legal counsel. Need an Injury Lawyer Montana conducts investigations and files important paperwork on behalf of families so they can take all the time they need to grieve.
Montana Wrongful Death Laws
Every wrongful death action in Montana must be brought by the personal representative of the decendent’s estate. When the deceased was a child under 18 years of age, the lawsuit can be filed by one or both of the col child’s parents. If the child had no parents, his or her legal guardian can file a claim.
The personal representative of the deceased’s estate is typically identified in the decendent’s estate plan. In most cases, it is the deceased’s spouse, child, sibling, or other relative. When no representative is named in a week or the deceased had no will, the court can appoint a personal representative.
Victims in these cases can be entitled to various damages. In addition to economic damages for calculable losses such as medical bills or lost income, families are also entitled to more subjective noneconomic damages for such considerations as pain and suffering and loss of consortium.
Causes of Wrongful Death in Montana
Any one of a number of different accidents can result in fatal injuries. In such cases, it is critical to quickly have an experienced Montana personal injury lawyer begin a thorough investigation.
Some of the most common causes of wrongful deaths in Montana include:
- Car Accidents
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Commercial Vehicle Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Uber/Ridesharing Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Workplace Accidents
Contact a Wrongful Death Lawyer in Montana
Families who have lost loved ones face a number of enormous financial challenges in the immediate aftermath of these unfortunate incidents. In addition to possible medical expenses, the lost income can create enormous stress for paying other regular monthly bills.
You do not have to face these challenges alone. Need an Injury Lawyer Montana can hold the negligent party accountable and help your family get justice.
If your loved one was killed by another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your loss. Do not delay in contacting our firm today. We are available 24/7 and will provide a free, no obligation consultation at which our personal injury lawyers will review your case and answer all of your legal questions. We handle wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis, so you do not need to worry about paying us anything unless you obtain a monetary award.