Have you lost a loved one to a fatal accident? You may have grounds for financial compensation. Talk to a wrongful death lawyer in Montana about your options for compensation.

Losing a loved one in a fatal accident can be a devastating experience. You may have lost a spouse, a parent, or even a child. Now, you’re suffering because someone else was careless with your family’s health and safety.

But you don’t have to accept this loss without compensation and guidance. Your injury lawyer at Craig Swapp & Associates has the tools you need during this difficult time. Reach out to a Montana wrongful death lawyer if you’re struggling to recover after a family death.

Who’s Eligible for a Montana Wrongful Death Claim?

Wrongful death claims can be complex because the injured party is deceased. That means someone will need to file a claim on their behalf, but determining who’s eligible to sue for this death can be tough.

In Montana, a wrongful death claim may only be filed by the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate. That prevents multiple family members from coming forward with a lawsuit against the at-fault party.

If you’re not the eligible party, you may still be due compensation through the lawsuit. Montana wrongful death claims should compensate all losses and suffering caused by the accident, also called damages, so talk to your lawyer about your options.

Compensation for Grieving Montana Families 

Before you take your claim to court, you need to know what that claim is worth. It’s easy to leave out damages and seek compensation that doesn’t cover all your economic and non-economic damages.

Your damages for wrongful death should cover more than the financial losses your family suffered because of the accident. They should also cover the emotional and mental suffering your family experienced. If you’re unsure how to calculate these damages, talk to your lawyer about your claim’s value. They have the tools to determine its worth.

Below is a sample of the damages you may seek compensation for in a fatal accident claim:

Time Limits for Wrongful Death Claims

When a serious accident happens, the time you have to file is already limited. In Montana, you only have three years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. If you don’t, your claim may be dismissed.

Luckily, your wrongful death lawyer is here to make that easier. If you’re struggling to take the right steps and act on your claim, your lawyer can help you get your claim on track.

Contact a Montana Wrongful Death Lawyer

If you’ve lost a loved one because someone else was careless with their health and safety, you don’t have to fight back alone. Your Montana wrongful death lawyer is here to help. We understand that you’re dealing with a very painful situation and you may be feeling lost in all the complex legal problems.

At Craig Swapp & Associates, we understand that your priority is your family. That’s why we offer legal representation and free consultations to those seeking it. We can discuss your claim and what we can do for you when you need compensation in the wake of a fatal accident. When you’re ready to get justice for your losses, call 1-800-404-9000 or fill out the following online contact form. 

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