Montana Wrongful Death Lawyers

The loss of a loved one is difficult under any circumstances. But when it is the result of someone else’s fault, that adds another, unwelcome element to the grief. We understand that your legal options may be the least of your concerns at this time. We truly care about you and your family during this difficult time. Yet we still encourage you to seek legal help as soon as you can after the fatal accident. Gannett Sowden Law, PLLC provides compassionate, devoted legal help to families interested in pursuing a wrongful death claim on behalf of their loved one.

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Gannett Sowden Law, PLLC is here to help you understand your legal options and work through the difficulties associated with pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit. Call us today at 406-247-0591 to schedule your free initial consultation.


In Montana, there are actually two different types of actions that can be brought after someone has been killed by another’s carelessness or wrongdoing. Generally, spouses and minor children can file a wrongful death claim, seeking recovery for things that include grief, loss of consortium, and economic contributions that would have been made by the loved one.

The other possible claim is survivorship, brought by the personal representative of the deceased’s estate. The goal is to seek compensation not only for loss of income, but for the pain and suffering that the deceased endured before his or her death. This is often important, for example, in deaths involving severe burns, as well as those caused by drowning.

By engaging one of our attorneys in your claim at the earliest time possible, you can ensure your matter is given the attention it deserves. We strive to fully understand your loss and to tell your story convincingly, so that the responsible party – and a jury, if necessary – understands your loss.

Our firm has in-depth knowledge of personal injury laws. We handle many types of wrongful death claims including those involving a deadly crash, electrocution, gas tank explosion, drowning victims or any other accident caused by another person’s negligence.

We understand no amount of financial compensation can reverse nor replace your loss. But a wrongful death lawsuit can provide your family the resources needed to move forward. The lawsuit can also hold wrongdoers accountable for the harm they caused. Our firm seeks compensation for economic and non-economic losses such as the following:
Medical expenses related to the death
Funeral expenses
Loss of future earnings
Loss of future benefits
Loss of love, care and companionship
Pain and suffering of survivors

As trial attorneys with a passion for justice, we have helped shape many personal injury laws in Montana. We have the resources and the desire to give you, your family and your legal matter the attention it deserves.

Past results afford no guarantee of future results and that every case is different and must be judged on its own merits.