Madison County Personal Injury and Accident Lawyer
Upon being discharged from the hospital after suffering serious injuries in an accident that was caused by the carelessness and negligence of somebody else, a critical component of the recovery process involves retaining a quality and dedicated Madison County, MT personal injury lawyer. Dealing with the opposing insurance company is a complicated task, and your selection of the right attorney to represent you is crucial in obtaining the compensation that you deserve to put you and your family back on your feet again. Whether you were injured by an individual or a large corporation, Quirk Accident & Injury Attorneys, APC is dedicated to protecting and aggressively representing your best interests.
Some of the Types Cases We Handle:
We’ve seen how crippling personal injuries can be. Rather than giving up valuable rights and speaking with or giving a statement to an opposing insurance company, contact us as soon as possible after an accident to arrange for a free confidential consultation and case review. The sooner that you contact and retain us, the sooner we can start building a strong case on your behalf. Personal injury doesn’t only include auto accidents. Here are some examples of other types of cases that we handle too:
- Truck Crashes: U.S. Interstate Highway 75 passes through Madison County along with State Highway 287 and other roads that are maintained by the county. Semi-trailers weighing up to 80,000 pounds are found traveling these roadways. The stopping distances for those trucks and trailers are far longer, and the trucks and trailers are far less maneuverable than passenger cars. Crashes involving these vehicles often cause severe, catastrophic or fatal injuries.
- Motorcycle Crashes: Motorcycles have low and narrow profiles, and drivers of other vehicles often don’t see them until its too late. As per the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, in 2019, motorcyclists were 29 times more likely to die in an accident than occupants of passenger cars, and they’re seven times more likely to be injured.
- Bicycle Accidents: Bicycles are considered to be vehicles in Montana too. Motorists need to use due care and caution when around bicyclists. Aside from maybe a helmet, bicyclists are highly vulnerable to severe injuries in an accident.
- Pedestrian Accidents: The chances of becoming a pedestrian accident statistic increase drastically in any Montana city. Pedestrians are exposed and unprotected against serious injuries like multiple fractures and internal organ damages when hit by a motor vehicle.
- Construction Accidents: You’ll see construction going on throughout Madison County during warmer months. The projects are regulated by both state and federal law. Regardless of such laws and regulations, employment in the construction industry remains one of the most dangerous jobs that a person can have. Common but serious accidents involve falls, being hit by falling objects, getting pinned by heavy equipment or a vehicle, collapsing walls or trenches or electrocution.
- Premises Liability: Owners and occupiers of land have a duty to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition. Slip-and-falls and trip-and-falls can occur at any commercial premises or private home. Serious brain, spinal cord and other injuries can be caused in premises liability accidents. Aside from motor vehicle accidents, these are the most frequent accidents that victims are injured in.
- Dog Attacks: A vicious dog can tear through skin, muscle nerves and bones and cause severe and permanent injuries and scarring. Children are particularly vulnerable in dog attacks. Fortunately, Montana has enacted a dog bite law that is favorable to victims seeking compensation for their damages.
- Product Liability: Severe injuries or death can be caused by dangerously defective products through defective design, manufacturing or failing to provide adequate warnings or instructions. Pharmaceutical products, seat restraint systems and child car seats and toys are all examples of product liability cases.
- Medical Malpractice: Doctors and hospitals must treat patients in accordance with established standards of care. When they deviate from those standards, and patients are severely injured or die, medical malpractice cases can be brought against those doctors and hospitals.
- Wrongful Death: A wrongful death can result from any of the above types of negligence. Montana’s wrongful death laws allow for family members of the decedent to file a case seeking compensation for the damages that they suffered by the loss of their loved one. The decedent’s estate might also be able to bring a survival action for other damages.
Contact a Madison County Montana Personal Injury Lawyer
In cases involving motor vehicles, you can start preserving and protecting your rights immediately by calling 911 and asking that police and paramedics be dispatched to the scene. In some types of accidents, police will refuse, but paramedics can be dispatched. They’ll stabilize your condition and take you to a nearby emergency room. Then, contact our offices for a free consultation and case review with a knowledgeable and experienced Madison County, MT personal injury lawyer. Following those steps can be pivotal in any personal injury accident. We’ll be pleased to advise you on exploring all of the legal options available to you for invoking your rights.