How do I know if I have a case?
If you were the victim of the negligence of another, you should consider speaking with a personal injury attorney at The Advocates Law Firm. Each case is so different. Trying to determine negligence and who was at fault can be difficult. A qualified personal injury attorney will be able to address your concerns and help you know if you have a case.
How long will the process take?
As mentioned, each case is so different. Each case requires different steps to be successful. Because of this, there isn’t a uniform answer to this question. For instance, if you have been seriously injured, we will want to wait until all of your injuries have been treated by a medical professional or provisions have been taken to do so, then they can be incorporated into the settlement.
How much will this cost me?
Good news! You don’t have to pay anything out of pocket. We will handle your case on a contingency fee, meaning you will not have to pay anything until we are able to settle your case. Our fees will be deducted as a percentage of the final settlement.
Personal Injury Settlements and Verdicts
Being the victim of an accident can be a traumatizing experience. This is especially true if your injuries are serious. The incident can wreak havoc on your personal finances and the emotional weight of the experience can be difficult to bear. The Advocates law is committed to helping you. If you were the victim of an accident, slip and fall, dog bite, defective drug, or similar misfortune, The Advocates Law Firm can help you.
Personal Injury Statistics in Montana
According to a study by the Insurance Research Council (IRC), those that hire a personal injury attorney are likely to receive a settlement that is 40 percent higher than those who do not. Your decision to hire a personal injury attorney could make a significant difference in the amount of compensation you receive. Attorneys are well versed in the legal process. They will know the legal procedures to ensure you get the maximum settlement possible.
How Would a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me?
There are various reasons why hiring a personal injury attorney can be beneficial. One of the principal reasons is your attorney will know the legal process. An experienced attorney can help explain the legal system to you step-by-step, so you always know what is going on. It is likely they have handled a case very similar to yours in the past. They know what works and what does not. They know the legal documents to file, how to complete them, the applicable statute of limitation laws, etc. All of this knowledge and information will be utilized to help you receive the maximum settlement possible.
Similarly, the attorneys at the Advocates Law put their clients first. We are committed to your case and helping you. In doing so, we know what your case is worth and will fight to get a fair level of compensation. Most victims will not know what their case is worth. They don’t have a wealth of experience in fighting the insurance companies. We do. Because we know what your case is worth, we will be able to fight for what is fair.
What Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
Although there are various tools and calculators online that serve to estimate the value of your personal injury claim, your best resource is a free consultation with a personal injury attorney at The Advocates Law Firm. The calculators can be useful in getting a general idea, but often cases have unique factors that the calculator is unable to account for adequately. For example, the online calculators do not take into account laws specific to Montana. Your Advocate will assess your medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and other factors to determine how much your case is worth.
Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations is a deadline for filing a civil lawsuit. Montana sets this time limit as three years. This three-year limit means that a personal injury case must be filed within three years of an incident. This deadline is relatively strict and claims submitted after this time will likely be tossed out. We are anxious to get your case started before the statute of limitations takes effect.
Free Consultations / Contingency
Our cases are handled on a contingency. Contingency means that there is no cost for you upfront. Our clients can feel confident in resolving concerns without the initial burden of attorney’s fees. Our fees will be taken as a percentage of the final settlement.
We offer FREE CONSULTATIONS. Your consultation can be conducted over the phone, in person, or we can come to you. We can help you know if you have a case and if it is worth pursuing.