If someone has been hurt in a Montana car accident, there really is no formula for calculating how much they’ve lost, and what their damages probably are. I hear figures from clients sometimes (multiply the medical bills by 2 or 3), but I’m never sure where exactly those rumors get started.
The truth is that there’s no easy way to calculate what an injury claim is worth. That’s why it’s so important that you speak with a Montana accident attorney about your situation, so they can help you with the process and guide you down all the paths you’ve never traveled before. I can help you think through the situation and make sure everything gets accounted for.
I am admitted to practice law in the state of Montana, so I can’t speak for other states (although I think this is a relatively safe statement across the board). But our laws are complex enough, and involve so many variables, that any efforts to determine damages (compensatory or punitive) based on a simple formula and misguided at best and often dangerous. A skilled Montana personal injury lawyer can account for all the different law and calculate the variables to ensure that you get the best possible result. A simple calculator won’t do that.
Accident claims don’t turn back time, and they don’t undo the harm that a victim has experienced. But, if we do it right, at least the injured person gets back to a functioning position. And from there, it’s maybe a little easier to move on with life. Fair compensation for someone else’s negligence isn’t just equitable, it’s the law in Montana. If you’ve been the victim of negligence and would like to discuss your situation with a Montana injury attorney, please call me today at (406) 752-6373.