At RMK Law Firm, we offer small firm attention with big firm experience. Montana has a wide range of industries and a vast amount of land, making litigation inevitable with everything that’s going on. Our attorneys have experience in most areas of the law, including car accidents. As your car accident attorney, we fight for your rights, regardless of the side of the issue you’re on. From large accidents involving multiple vehicles and other factors to small fender benders that have turned into a bigger issue than they should, our knowledge gives you a better chance at a more favorable outcome.
Choosing RMK Law Firm
At RMK Law Firm, our experience speaks for itself. Our attorneys each have years of experience in law, delivering services with compassion and sensitivity. There is no shortness of professionalism, as we have represented some of the biggest companies in the state of Montana. Some qualities that set us apart as your number one car accident lawyer team include:
- Affordable services that never skimp on value.
- Over 40 years of collective experience in the law.
- Accepting many forms of payment, including credit cards.
- Free initial consultations
- Collective affiliations with the American Bar Association, Yellowstone Area Bar Association, Montana Trial Lawyers Association, and more.
- Collective recognition from National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys Top 10 Under 40, The Best Lawyers in America, Mountain States Super Lawyers, and more.
Facts and Statistics About Car Accidents
When you look at national statistics regarding car accidents, you’ll notice Montana has one of the highest rates of fatalities resulting from car accidents. In 2019 alone, there were 167 deaths from traffic accidents just in our state. Some years, the fatality rate in Montana is twice that of the national rate. Why is this the case?
Montana offers some unique risks simply by its geographical location and the nature of industries located within the state. Some factors that make the number of car crashes so high include dangerous weather conditions and animals crossing roadways. Of course, all the typical factors come into play as well, including defective auto parts and unsafe roads. Still, the number one issue that causes car accidents in Montana is driver negligence. This includes:
Distracted Driving –
- The nation saw 3,450 deaths due to distracted driving in 2016. Anything you do that takes your attention away from driving while behind the wheel is considered a distraction. Cell phones have become a huge source of driver distraction, but food and drink, other passengers, radios, and GPS systems can also distract a driver.
Drunk Driving –
- In 2019, 39% of traffic accident deaths were reported as alcohol-related. Individuals simply cannot use good judgment while under the influence and behind the wheel. Alcohol causes drivers to go the wrong way, speed, miss seeing pedestrians, and a host of other dangerous issues.
Ignoring Traffic Laws –
- Whether someone runs a red light, rolls through a stop sign, or doesn’t yield to someone coming from the other direction, traffic laws are traffic laws and should be obeyed. Breaking traffic laws often qualifies individuals for negligence per se, which means the broken law itself proves the driver was negligent.
- Driving faster than the posted speed limit is an obvious form of speeding, but even when someone drives too fast for the conditions, they could be cited for speeding. This includes poor road conditions, poor traffic conditions, or poor weather conditions. Speeding was the cause of 61 deaths in Montana in 2016.
Frequently Asked Questions
With our auto accident attorney/lawyer’s experience, we don’t just have knowledge of the law; we have knowledge of car accidents. Putting it together, we have answers to all your most pressing questions.
Do I Have to File a Lawsuit? –
- Not every car accident ends up in a lawsuit, as it depends on a variety of factors. Liability, injury severity, professional testimony, and permanency of injuries can all determine the complexity of the case. We can often help you resolve a case with your insurance company without going to court.
How Much Time Do I Have to File? –
- According to Montana law, the statute of limitations for personal injuries sustained in a car accident is three years. Vehicle and property damage lawsuits carry a two-year statute of limitations.
What Proof Is Needed to Win a Case? –
- Every accident is different and will require different forms of proof to support a case. This includes showing the defendant owed a duty of care, the duty was breached, and the breach directly caused your injuries and damage.
How Much Can I Expect in Damages? –
- Again, every case is different, and there are various factors that will determine the value of your case. This includes the complexity of the case, the severity of injuries, and more.
Getting Started with Your Car Accident Case
At RMK Law Firm, we are committed to giving every client a personalized approach to car accident representation. With all the complexities involved in these situations, it’s important you have someone with the right experience on your side. Contact a qualified car accident attorney today at (406) 601-1400 or fill in our form, and we’ll contact you as soon as possible.
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