Common Types of Personal Injuries Cases in Montana

A personal injury case occurs when a person or business is responsible for the losses another person suffered. There are many such incidents that occur every day throughout the state. Some of the most common types of personal injury cases in Montana that our team at Everett Cook Law see include car accidents, work-related accidents, truck accidents, and medical malpractice.

Car Accidents

Car accidents are one of the most common reasons people suffer personal injury. They occur due to distracted driving, impaired driving, and fatigue. They are often the cause of injuries to the head, back, and internal organs. Though the severity ranges widely, it is not uncommon for our clients to suffer long-term injuries and pain from this type of accident.

Medical Malpractice

If a doctor, hospital, or other professional healthcare provider fails to provide care that others would deem acceptable and beneficial, and that leads to your loss, you may have a case of medical malpractice. These types of accidents include birth injuries, injuries that result in death, medical injuries, and incorrect diagnosis of conditions. They often lead to serious losses and death.

Slip and Fall Accidents

slip-and-fall accident that causes severe injury and loss is not uncommon in Montana. This can happen when the property is not properly maintained, causing a person to trip or fall. For other items, this can be due to a lack of proper support, like railings or cleaning up floors that are wet or slippery. Slip and fall accidents can occur at homes, commercial offices, in parking lots, and in numerous other areas.

Workplace Accidents

If you are hurt while working, you may have a workers’ compensation claim. Under the law, most employers must have workers’ compensation insurance in place to protect employees from injury losses suffered on the job. However, there are times when the losses are far more than what you can claim. Our team can help you to navigate these losses and fight for full and fair compensation.

Product Liability Losses

In some situations, a person may suffer a product failure that leads to injury. This can happen if there is a failure to warn about risks, toxic exposure, or a product causes an injury directly due to a design or manufacturing flaw. Each of these cases can lead to serious loss and injury and, in some situations, may result in death as well.

Construction Accidents

Construction accidents are somewhat common in Montana as new projects go up. This could include injuries from falls or equipment failures. If the property is not maintained to be safe, it can put others at risk. Unsafe construction sites can lead to the following accidents:

  • Falls from heights
  • Caught in between objects or vehicles
  • Vehicle accidents on the site (dump trucks, forklifts, etc)
  • Electrocution
  • Fires, burns, explosions
  • Hazardous materials exposure
  • Trench collapses

If you suffered an injury in any of these accidents, Everett Cook Law will work for you. Call our office today to schedule a free consultation with our attorneys.

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