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We represent Montanans and are here to help you move forward and recover from injury or loss.

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Montana Personal Injury Lawyers

A serious injury can forever alter the life of a victim. When people act negligently and fail to exhibit the proper care towards others, they create dangerous situations that can result in physical, emotional, and financial pain for those harmed. Victims and their loved ones will have to deal with large medical bills, constant pressure from insurance companies, inability to work resulting in lost wages, and inability to partake in simple daily activities.

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Negligent parties who create these painful circumstances for victims need to be held accountable for their actions. At Beck, Amsden & Stalpes, our Montana personal injury lawyers will fight for you every step of the way. Our attorneys are renowned in the personal injury space and opposing lawyers know that they are in for a battle when they are up against us. We place our client’s interest first and will not settle for anything less than we know that you deserve. In every decision, we will walk you through your different options so that we can pursue a legal strategy that best meets your goals. Get the best representation in Montana. Call our Montana personal injury attorneys today for your free consultation and begin the path to justice for you.

What is Personal Injury?

Personal injury is a broad area of law that addresses accidents caused by someone acting recklessly or negligently, which results in serious harm to someone. Personal injury law allocates the responsibility of who caused the accident to occur so that the financial repercussions can be properly and fairly allocated and handled. Some common examples include:


Slip and fall accidents typically occur on a property owner’s property with wet floors and no warning signs, falls due to defective escalators, damaged stairs, etc.


Product liability cases occur when a defective product leads to an injury. Product liability cases can occur due to an improperly designed product, a defect in the manufacturing of the product, or a failure to properly warn consumers of potential product hazards.


There are a variety of cases that come down to whether or not a reasonable and prudent person in that situation would have exhibited the same behavior as the defendant. An example would be whether a chef or caterer properly handled food when preparing it for customers.


In similar reasoning, dog owners have a duty to exhibit the care that a reasonable and prudent dog owner would exhibit. Dog owners who fail to secure their pets on their properties or when walking their dogs can be found to be negligent under personal injury law.


Personal injury law also covers injuries that occur while at the workplace. These cases fall under a specific theory known as respondeat superior, or vicarious liability. A worker who is exposed to harmful chemicals due to the negligence of their employer can bring a case of vicarious liability under personal injury law.


Some cases are so severe that they lead to the death of the victim. In wrongful death cases, a surviving loved one brings a claim against the negligent party whose actions lead to the victim’s death.


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Common Injuries in Personal Injury Cases

No one wants any harm done to them. However, these incidents do happen, and when they do, the victim suffers the most. Here are some of the possible harms of a personal injury:

  • Physical Impairments
  • Trauma/Stress/Anxiety/Depression
  • Lost capacity to earn
  • Expensive medical bills
  • Lifestyle changes due to disability

Founded in 1982, Beck, Amsden & Stalpes is One of Montana's Leading Law Firms

Statute of Limitations

There is a sort of deadline for filing a personal injury case. This deadline is called a statute of limitations. Civil cases in Montana have a two to three years statute of limitations. This means that you have this long before your case is still valid.

Montana also employs the discovery rule. Here, the time limit for the statute of limitations starts ticking upon the discovery of your injury. So, when an accident happened in 2019, and you only discovered your injury in 2023, you still have time before your case expires in 2025.

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Our team is dedicated to you and winning your case. For over 50 years, our experienced attorneys are here to help you move forward and recover from injury or loss. We are committed to achieving the best possible outcome for our clients. You don’t pay unless we win.

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Severe injury at birth

A child suffered a severe injury at birth because of medical negligence.

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Fatal car crash

Re-tread tires were placed on the front axle of a heavy duty truck, causing the death of two innocent victims on the road.

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Burn Injury

Woman suffered burns over 17% of her body after a defective product exploded.

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Fatal work injury

Oil worker killed by machinery.

What Personal Injury Attorneys Provide

A personal injury case can quickly become a financial burden. The average person does not have the resources to take on a large insurance company by themselves. Even if you have a strong case, you may not be able to win without the help of an attorney. The best way to protect yourself and your finances is to speak with a Montana personal injury attorney immediately after your accident.

It is hard to navigate the legal processes yourself, especially when dealing with big companies with insurance companies that will do their best to lessen the compensation charges. Hiring a Bozeman personal injury attorney will ease your burdens as they will be the ones to do the following:

  • Investigate the events of your accident
  • Talk to witnesses and gather evidence
  • Perform liability assessment and review all laws applicable to the case
  • Talk with your insurance company to cover your medical bills/property damage bills
  • Negotiate with the opposing party as to the best possible settlement immediately after your accident

Damages in Personal Injury Cases

If you can prove that you have been hurt, you have the right to obtain compensation for the following:

  • Economic Damages: medical bills, property damage, loss of income due to inability to work.
  • Non-Economic Damages: mental/emotional distress, depression, anxiety, loss of a loved one, pain and suffering.
  • Punitive Damages: additional compensation awarded to the victim when fraud, malice/intention is involved in the case.

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer Today

Our personal injury lawyers have built a strong reputation due to the success for our clients. At Beck, Amsden & Stalpes, we will fight for your rights so you can get the just compensation you deserve. Call our Montana personal injury attorneys today for your free consultation.

Client Testimonials

The entire staff is not just extraordinary in every legal sense, but also is both empathetic and compassionate toward your specific circumstance. Extremely hard working and very, very thorough.
Mark Friedman Former Client
They worked countless hours to make it a success. I definitely recommend them if you are in need of a lawyer.
Eddie Muniz Former Client
They listen and know the law. I was impressed with their wealth of knowledge, straight forward approach, and candor. I would highly recommend this firm to everyone.
Deborah Bell Former Client
This firm always answers my questions and is top notch in the courtroom! Thank you for all you do!
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