Billings Injury Lawyers
Personal Injury Claims in Montana
Since 1980, Edwards & Culver has developed and strengthened its reputation as one of Montana's leading civil litigation practices. Our performance on behalf of injury clients accounts for much of our record of success.
Our basic mission is simple: we're committed to helping ordinary Montanans make a full recovery from the losses and injuries they've suffered through the negligence, greed, or wrongdoing of corporations, insurance companies, energy companies, or anyone else who may be responsible for your damages.
WE REPRESENT CLIENTS THROUGHOUT MONTANA
We advance the expenses involved with the investigation and proof of your claims, and we only recover our costs and attorney's fees if we win. Call us today at 406-215-4735 to schedule your consultation.
Types of Personal Injury Claims
Our attorneys handle a wide range of personal injury cases, including:
Wrongful Death Claims
If you lost a loved one in a fatal accident, we can help you hold the responsible parties accountable.
Motor Vehicle, Railroad & Aviation Accidents
We help clients who were injured in all types of motor vehicle accidents such as car accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents. We assist clients who were struck by motor vehicles in bicycle accidents and pedestrian accidents. We also bring injury claims on behalf of drivers or passengers from other states, clients injured in railroad accidents and victims of aviation accidents.
Products Liability Claims
Our attorneys assist clients who were harmed while using a defective or dangerous product such as an auto defect, poorly designed construction machinery or recreational equipment.
Dangerous Property Conditions
Hazardous conditions and improper maintenance can lead to serious injuries on another person's property. Known as a premises liability claim, we can help you hold the property owner responsible for negligence.
Accidents on the Job
From mining or logging accidents to construction site accidents, we can help you pursue workers' compensation benefits and third-party liability claims against those responsible for your injuries.
Oil Rig Accidents & Oil Injuries
We help oil workers who suffered burns, crush injuries and any other harm in the Bakken Shale.
Gas Explosions & Leaks
Whether at work or at home, a gas explosion or carbon monoxide leak can lead to extensive property damage and personal injuries. Our attorneys can help you secure the compensation you need to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and damages for pain and suffering.
Surgical errors or misdiagnosis can lead to devastating injuries. Our attorneys can help you bring a claim against the doctor, nurse or hospital.
Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse
We help clients injured in nursing homes and other adult care facilities as a result of negligence or abuse.
We help clients pursue compensation for injuries such as brain trauma or spinal cord damage.
What If I'm Partially to Blame for My Injury?
Even if you are partially at fault for the accident that caused your injury, you are still able to pursue compensation under Montana's shared fault laws. Simply stated, the comparative fault rule allows the plaintiff to receive compensation if they are less than 50% at fault for the accident. For example, if you were involved in a car accident where you were rear-ended but were also texting, the defendant could argue that you share fault for the accident. The court will need to determine at what percentage you are at fault, and will then deduct that percentage from the total compensation. If you were awarded $10,000, but were ruled 20% at fault, then you would only receive $8,000 in total recovery. If you are judged to be more than 50% at fault, you cannot collect any damages at all.
Call (406) 215-4735 for a Personal Injury Lawyer's Advice
To learn how we go to work for the victims of negligence in Montana, contact us for a free consultation. We take full advantage of our mobility to visit and inspect accident scenes around the state or meet with clients, witnesses, and experts wherever they happen to live and work. Distance is never an issue in our practice.