Montana, also known as "Big Sky Country," it so beautiful that it can distract even the most diligent of drivers. The state has its fair share of car accidents, personal injuries and negligence cases. Sometimes it's difficult to figure out where to place blame and liability. Perhaps it was you who was injured, or maybe it was a friend or family member. Whatever happens, if you need guidance for your personal injury case, Enjuris has the answers.
This is where you’ll find Montana's revised statutes. The website has details about how long you have to bring a case, monetary limits on personal injury cases (which are also known as damage caps), and other important information.
In Montana, you have three years to bring a personal injury and two years to bring a property damage claim. That means you have three years to file your paperwork with the court, not that your case has to be completed in that time frame.
The first meeting with a personal injury attorney is normally free of charge. (Note that other legal specialties, such as criminal defense law or real estate law, are different.) After that, lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means that they will take a third of the eventual reward or settlement, plus whatever office expenses they incur along the way.
If your case ends up going to trial, the percentage could rise to 40% of the eventual reward or judgment. These numbers aren't determined by law, so don't be surprised if your lawyer suggests something else.
These are some cases of legal importance that came out of the Montana courts:
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There are a large number of issues you can solve without the help of an attorney, surprisingly enough. If you don't know where to begin, a law librarian can help you. They are usually legally trained, and they can help you both with texts or online research engines like LexisNexis or Westlaw.