Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys in Montana and Wyoming
Ragain & Clark, PC represents clients in a wide range of vehicle accident cases. With over four decades of experience, our firm is passionate about helping accident victims seek justice in motor vehicle claims in Montana and Wyoming.
We understand how a serious, unexpected injury can change your life and impose hardship upon you and your loved ones. Our attorneys provide straight answers and compassionate counsel to accident victims. We handle a wide range of motor vehicle cases, including:
- Car Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists
We do not take a cookie-cutter approach to motor vehicle cases. An attorney (not a paralegal) will handle all aspects of your claim and we pride ourselves on our compassionate, responsive client service.
A motor vehicle accident claim can be complicated by multiple defendants, insurance coverage issues and product defect claims. As former defense attorneys, we have experience on both sides of a dispute and we know how to tackle complex cases to recover maximum value for your claim. Contact us today to learn how we can help you.
*Motor Vehicle Verdicts and/or Settlements
Below are some of the verdicts and settlements we have secured in motor vehicle cases:
- 1M - Motor vehicle wrongful death
- 1M - Motor vehicle wrongful death
- 1M - Semi Truck Against Car Crash
- 680k - Motor vehicle collision
- 650k - Truck driver negligence
- 650k - Product liability seat belt
- 350k - Product liability auto roof
- 300k - Trucking accident
Experienced Legal Representation in Motor Vehicle Accidents
Montana ranks as the sixth most deadly state for motor vehicle accidents. In Wyoming and Montana, motor vehicle crashes are the primary cause of unintentional injury-related deaths and the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related hospital stays. If you are involved in an accident caused by the recklessness or negligence of another person or entity, you deserve justice. Our law firm can help you pursue the financial compensation necessary to help you get back on your feet.
If you’ve suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident in Montana or Wyoming, it is important to retain an attorney who is experienced in personal injury law to maximize the compensation you receive for your injuries. The attorneys at Ragain & Clark, PC have a reputation for taking cases to trial, which gives us a distinct advantage when negotiating your claim. Over the past four decades, we have developed a long track record of favorable verdicts and settlements.
Motor Vehicle Accident FAQs
What if I am involved in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver?
A significant portion of drivers in Montana and Wyoming are uninsured and an even larger percentage are underinsured. Drivers are considered underinsured if they are insured for an amount that is insufficient to cover the damages caused in a motor vehicle crash. A lack of appropriate coverage, however, does not mean a claim will not be successful or that you may not be able to obtain appropriate compensation. We will investigate all of your options such as making full use of your own insurance coverage and identifying potential defendants with adequate insurance coverage.
Is it possible to pursue legal action against a non-driver?
In many motor vehicle accident cases, the defendant-driver is not the only liable party. Other parties may have contributed to your injuries, but their involvement may not be obvious until the accident is further investigated. We evaluate motor vehicle accident claims comprehensively to identify all potential defendants. Vicarious liability in Montana and Wyoming allows claims to be brought against non-driver vehicle owners and, in certain circumstances, third parties such as the driver’s employer. For example, if you were involved in a collision with a delivery driver on his business route, it may be possible to bring an action against the delivery driver’s employer.
I felt fine after the accident but now I’m in pain. What should I do?
Many injuries do not manifest themselves until after the accident, sometimes several days. Even if you aren’t experiencing symptoms, you should get a thorough medical exam after your accident just to make sure you don’t have any injuries. If you find yourself in pain, you should seek medical attention immediately. Even if you previously saw a doctor, don’t be afraid to schedule a follow-up visit.
You can still pursue a personal injury claim even if your injuries didn’t manifest themselves right away. If you start experiencing pain after your accident, we recommend that you consult with an experienced Billings car accident attorney after getting treatment.
The other driver was charged with a DUI. Can I still pursue a claim?
A criminal prosecution is a separate and independent matter from a civil claim for damages. If the other driver is being prosecuted for DUI, you can still pursue a civil claim for your injuries and other losses. If the other driver is found guilty of DUI, it could help your case tremendously - there is now a legal ruling that the other driver was driving while under the influence and therefore negligent. However, the fact that they were charged with DUI is usually sufficient for proving that they were negligent, even if the case is not yet resolved.
What evidence will I need to pursue a claim?
The evidence you need will depend on your case. In general, you will need the following to prove your case and recover compensation:
- Your medical records and bills
- Proof of any lost income
- Accident reports
- Statements from any witnesses
If you go to court, you will also need to have witnesses testify on your behalf. Even if you don’t go to court, the insurance company will scrutinize your claim. A skilled car accident attorney can assemble the evidence you need to put forward the strongest possible case to ensure that you get the compensation you need.
Contact an Experienced Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney at Ragain & Clark, PC
At Ragain & Clark, PC, clients come to us for our knowledge, experience, resources and client-oriented approach. Our attorneys have been handling motor vehicle accident claims for over 40 years. We limit our motor vehicle practice to focus our efforts on those who need us the most.
Ready to talk? Call 406-651-8888 or send us a message online to schedule a free and confidential consultation with a skilled motor vehicle accident attorney today at our Montana or Wyoming office. Clients come to us from Billings, Cody, Lovell, Worland, Powell, Basin, Thermopolis and more.
*Past results should not be construed to create an expectation of result in any other case. The facts and circumstances of your case may be different and must be evaluated on its own merit.