Billings Car, Truck & Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
If you have been injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accident, you are most likely feeling overwhelmed by the pressure of paying your medical bills and missing time from work. Or, you may have had a bad experience with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Gannett Sowden Law, PLLC offers dedicated legal help to people who have been injured in auto wrecks, SUV rollovers, pickup truck crashes and other types of motor vehicle accidents in Montana.
Our Billings car, truck and motorcycle accident attorneys understand the types of problems injured people can encounter when dealing with insurance companies following a serious crash. We offer help to those involved in insurance coverage disputes, protecting their rights and interests in interactions with the insurance company.
See How Our Car Accident Attorneys Can Help YouCar Accidents can cause serious, life-changing injuries such as back and neck injuries, broken bones, brain and spinal cord injuries and other serious injuries. Hospital bills can accumulate rapidly. Our firm wants you to focus on your recovery, not on your medical bills. One of the first actions we take is to remind the insurance company that under Montana law, they have a duty to pay medical expenses, lost income and other expenses in advance before the claim is settled, provided that liability is reasonably clear.
See How Our Truck Accident Attorneys Can Help YouTruck Accidents When a semi truck or 18-wheeler accident results in serious injury or death, the family is left to pick up the pieces and learn how to move on with their lives. Compensation in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit is the only legal remedy available to truck accident victims or their families. Gannett Sowden Law, PLLC offers our sincere empathy to families dealing with the devastating aftermath of a catastrophic or fatal accident. We offer dedicated legal representation to help clients recover financially and hold those who were negligent accountable.
With the size and weight of commercial trucks and the speed at which they travel, semi and tractor trailer trucks can be extremely dangerous, if not operated properly. Federal trucking regulations attempt to reduce trucking hazards on the nation’s highways, by mandating the number of consecutive hours truckers are allowed to operate their vehicles, the frequency of maintenance checks and many other rules. Unfortunately, trucking laws are frequently broken by truck drivers and by the commercial transportation companies who employ them.
Common causes of serious and fatal truck accidents include:
Excessive speeding to meet demanding delivery schedules
Truck driver fatigue and fraudulent log books regarding hours of operation
Overloaded trucks and unsecured loads
Improperly loaded trucks and unbalanced loads
Negligent hiring practices resulting in unsafe truck drivers
Negligent maintenance and maintenance log violations
Defective or dangerous truck parts
When emphasis is placed on speed and profit over safety, it is unacceptable and, unfortunately, it is how serious truck accidents can happen. Our experienced truck accident lawyers thoroughly investigate accidents, identify negligence and pursue full accountability for those who are responsible for the truck accident.
We represent truck accident victims who have suffered serious truck accident injuries, such as brain or spinal cord injuries, amputation or other catastrophic injuries. We also provide compassionate and skilled counsel to the families of fatal truck crash victims.
See How Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Can Help YouMotorcycle Accidents We understand the devastation that can result from a motorcycle accident. Even when wearing a helmet and other protective gear, motorcyclists are still fully exposed to the road, other vehicles and other obstructions. As a result, catastrophic, even fatal, injuries can occur. Our law firm provides compassionate and skilled legal representation to guide Montana motorcycle accident victims and their families through the aftermath of the accident.
Confronting serious injuries, medical bills and lost wages can be overwhelming. We offer the experienced legal advocacy that is necessary to protect your rights and interests whether you are dealing with the devastation of a fatal accident that has resulted in the wrongful death of a family member, or you are facing the physical, emotional and financial challenges of a motorcycle crash injury. We are adept at handling motorcycle injury claims involving:
Spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
Neck and back injuries
Motorcyclists are often given the stigma as being reckless or thrill-seekers. Therefore, when an accident occurs, blame is often shifted to the biker. At Gannett Sowden Law, PLLC, our personal injury lawyers understand that many times motorcycle accidents are actually caused by the negligence of other drivers – drivers who inattentively make turns and cut off the motorcyclist; drivers who follow too closely and cause a fatal collision; drivers who carelessly change lanes or otherwise violate traffic laws. Our Billings motorcycle accident lawyers work diligently to uncover this negligence and help clients recover the compensation to which they are entitled.