What Rights do Sexual Abuse Victims in Montana Have?

Many sexual abuse victims in Montana do not realize that there are two parallel tracks for pursuing justice. The first is the criminal prosecution. In a criminal prosecution, the perpetrator of a sex crime is investigated and potentially prosecuted. The outcome of the criminal prosecution is generally related to holding the defendant responsible, which can… read more

How Much Does an Injury Lawyer Charge in Montana?

Whether for a will or divorce or a DUI defense, many lawyers bill by the hour, with good lawyers charging hundreds of dollars per hour. In those instances, only those with the most money can afford to hire the best lawyers. When someone is seriously injured through no fault of their own, they often have… read more

Free Montana Living Will Form

We’ve sadly seen too often where someone is seriously injured and didn’t have a living will in place, leaving a spouse, children, or other loved ones to make their best guess at what their injured loved one would want in terms of medical care and treatment. The personal injury attorneys at Heenan & Cook know… read more

Should You Include a Consumer Protection Act Claim In A Malpractice Complaint?

The Montana Consumer Protection Act (Mont. Code Ann. § 30-14-101 et. seq.) provides powerful remedies to injured consumers.  Specifically, the Act allows for the recovery of statutory treble damages and attorney’s fees as well as the imposition of injunctive relief.  See Mont. Code Ann. §30-14-133. The CPA generally prevents “unfair or deceptive acts or practices… read more

Seven Reasons to Talk to a Personal Injury Attorney Before Accepting an Insurance’s Settlement Offer

You’ve been injured through no fault of your own.  The insurance adjustor has seemed friendly enough so far, and now has made an offer to resolve your claim.  The adjustor may or may not have explained that if the offer is accepted you will be releasing, forever, your right to any further compensation for your… read more

Can I Get a Settlement for a Car Accident Without a Lawyer in Montana?

Recovering compensation after sustaining a car accident injury in Montana can be challenging. Even though the vast majority of car accident cases are resolved through settlements with insurance carriers, there are times when a personal injury civil lawsuit becomes necessary. You need to know whether or not you can obtain a settlement for a car… read more

Who Is at Fault in a Chain-reaction Car Accident in Montana?

Vehicle accidents often result in severe injuries and extensive property damage in Montana. This is particularly true for chain-reaction collisions that involve multiple vehicles. In order to recover compensation for injuries and property damage, it is crucial to determine the fault of the other parties involved. This is more challenging when it comes to chain-reaction… read more

How Do I Calculate My Personal Injury Settlement Amount in Montana?

If you or somebody you love has sustained an injury caused by the careless or negligent actions of another individual or entity, you should be able to receive compensation for your losses. However, there is no set amount of money paid out to personal injury victims in Montana. Rather, there are various facts and circumstances… read more

Can I File a Claim for Personal Injury Damages If I Was Partially Responsible in Montana?

Any person who sustains an injury caused by the careless or negligent actions of another individual or entity in Montana should be able to recover compensation for their losses. However, what happens if an injury victim is partially responsible for causing the incident that led to the injuries? Here, we want to discuss how partial… read more

What Are Common Causes of Winter Personal Injuries

Why would a person be more susceptible to personal injuries in the winter? After all, winter is just another season. Unfortunately, the winter can present significant risks when it comes to personal safety. Here, we want to discuss the most common causes of personal injuries that occur in the wintertime in Montana. We also want… read more