Billings Wrongful Death Attorney Serving Clients in Montana and Wyoming
Recovering compensation for the loss of a loved one is about much more than simply collecting money. Those who suffer such a life-altering loss also want to make sure the responsible person or entity is held accountable for their wrongful acts. At Ragain & Clark, PC, we pride ourselves in making sure that accountability happens. We have been fighting for the rights of victims for over 40 years. We understand how devastating it can be to lose a loved one due to a preventable occurrence, and your Billings wrongful death attorney will work hard to make sure that loss is not in vain.
We are Here to Help
The death of a loved one is a devastating and life-changing event for surviving family members. In addition to the emotional, personal, and social difficulties arising from the death of a loved one, surviving family members often bear the burden of additional financial challenges. While no amount of money can ever replace your loved one, a wrongful death lawsuit can help you recover financial compensation and ease some of your stress and suffering. Without financial concerns to burden you and your family, you can focus on mourning and emotional healing.
At Ragain & Clark, PC, we approach our clients’ problems as though they are our own. We understand that your life will never be the same again. We aggressively pursue justice to provide financial compensation and peace of mind. We invest a great deal of time answering your questions, guiding you through the process and serving as a diligent advocate on your behalf. While our 40+ years of experience, access to resources, and global network of expert witnesses set us apart from other personal injury firms, our compassionate, caring approach is what clients remember and appreciate most. Contact a Montana or Wyoming wrongful death attorney today for help.
*Wrongful Death Verdicts and/or Settlements
We believe our positive track record and client satisfaction speak for themselves. Below are a few of the results we have secured in wrongful death cases:
- 2M - Wrongful death nursing home
- 1M - Motor vehicle wrongful death
- 1M - Motor vehicle wrongful death
Understanding Wrongful Death Claims
Wrongful death actions allow a family member to bring a claim on behalf of a lost loved one. In Montana and Wyoming, family members are typically allowed to initiate a claim, but non-family heirs or beneficiaries may also commence the lawsuit. Following the successful recovery of wrongful death damages, the personal representative must divide the proceeds among the entitled parties (the surviving family members and other heirs).
FAQs Answered by Our Billings Wrongful Death Attorney
What damages are available in wrongful death claims?
The damages available in a wrongful death action may vary depending on the incident that caused the death, as well as the individual circumstances of the deceased and his or her loved ones. For example, the sudden death of a parent who provided his child with significant financial support to help the child transition into a new career field might lead to significant and measurable losses for the child.
Damages in a wrongful death action may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Out-of-pocket medical, funeral, and burial expenses (paid by the heir)
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering of the deceased prior to death
- Lost wages of the deceased
- Loss of comfort, guidance, companionship
- Loss of marital consortium
- Loss of domestic support services
What is the time limit to file a wrongful death claim?
A loved one or beneficiary has three years to file a wrongful death claim in Montana. Each incident is unique, however, and different statutes of limitation may apply. It is wise to consult with a Montana wrongful death attorney as quickly as possible to preserve your ability to file a claim.
What accidents or incidents lead to wrongful death claims?
Acts of negligence or intentional acts are the catalysts to a wrongful death claim. It does not matter if the defendant didn’t mean to harm your loved one. The most common events that lead to wrongful death cases include:
- Product liability cases
- Construction accidents
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Train accidents
- Medical malpractice cases
- Truck accidents
- Workplace deaths
Contact an Experienced Billings Wrongful Death Attorney for Guidance
At Ragain & Clark, PC, our attorneys understand the emotional and financial challenges facing the surviving family members in a wrongful death case, and we help them navigate their legal dispute in a compassionate and caring manner. If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct of another person or business, contact our firm today to discuss your options.
Our experienced Montana and Wyoming wrongful death attorneys have spent decades advocating on behalf of family members and other heirs in the wake of a tragic accident. Over the years, we have developed insights into how to effectively and efficiently pursue a wrongful death case. We’ve seen the overwhelming pressure imposed on families due to the loss of their loved one, and we appreciate how important it is to handle the case in a way that minimizes further disruption to their lives.
If you’re ready to speak to a Billings wrongful death attorney about bringing a wrongful death lawsuit in Montana or Wyoming, we’re here to help. Call 406-651-8888 or send us a message online to schedule a free, confidential, and no-obligation consultation. With two office locations, we serve clients in Billings, Worland, Cody, Powell 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.