Over 60 Years Of Combined Experience

Our Missoula Personal Injury Lawyers Genuinely Care About Our Clients

Established in 1959, Tipp Coburn Lockwood, P.C., has represented personal injury victims and their families in Missoula and throughout western Montana. Over the past several decades, our attorneys have handled thousands of personal injury cases and have secured millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of our clients. If you have been injured by someone else’s negligence, our personal injury lawyers can work on your behalf to hold them accountable and fight for the compensation you deserve.

We Fight For Those Who’ve Been Injured By Others’ Negligence

Many personal injury claims can be resolved through negotiation with the opposing party or their insurance company, but litigation is necessary in some cases. We investigate and prepare our personal injury cases as if they will go to trial and we are not afraid to hold firm with insurance companies. Our personal injury lawyers take on all kinds of personal injury cases, including:

Whether we think it’s best to settle your case out of court or go all the way to a jury trial, we will keep you informed every step of the way, and we will never settle for anything less than the maximum compensation your family deserves.

Types Of Damages Available In Personal Injury Cases

Suffering from accident injuries can derail your life. Aside from the property damage, medical bills and expenses, you might have to miss work or require long-term follow-up care. We help our clients recover compensation for the following damages:

  • Property damage
  • Medical bills and expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Emotional trauma and distress

Our lawyers will work tirelessly on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve. We have succeeded in recovering millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of our clients.For example, one of our clients broke his ankle when he slipped on a wet floor in a convenience store. We secured $100,000 to cover his medical bills, lost wages and other damages. Another client was involved in a collision with a drunk driver. We took legal action against both the intoxicated driver and the establishment that served him, resulting in a settlement that was the maximum amount the policy would allow.

Frequently Asked Questions About Montana Personal Injuries

When you have been injured, it is only natural to have questions. Here are the ones our personal injury attorneys hear most frequently:

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits in Montana?

Montana’s law gives you three years from the cause of action to file most personal injury claims, generally starting from the accident date. However, you do not want to wait that long to take action. The longer you wait, the easier it may be for witnesses to forget important information and critical evidence to be lost. Working with a skilled personal injury attorney can help you make a timely claim and protect your interests.

How do I start a personal injury claim in Missoula?

The best way to start a personal injury claim is by speaking with a skilled attorney as soon as possible after your accident. They can evaluate the facts of your situation and understand the strengths and weaknesses of your case. They can also help you understand the value of your claim based on the extent of your injuries. Finally, they have the skills to identify all possible sources of compensation, which may not be immediately obvious. Your attorney will contact the other party’s insurance company on your behalf and try to negotiate a fair settlement. When that isn’t feasible, they can pursue litigation.

Can I still file a personal injury claim if I am partially at fault?

In Montana, the state’s modified comparative negligence rule allows you to file a personal injury claim so long as you are not 51% or more at fault for your injuries. However, any damages you are due will be reduced by whatever percentage of fault is allocated to you. For example, if your claim is worth $100,000 and you are 20% at fault for the accident, you would only be due $80,000 in compensation.

Don’t Wait. Filing Deadlines Apply. Schedule Your Free Consultation Today.

Strict filing deadlines and statutes of limitations apply in personal injury lawsuits and negligence claims. Our personal injury lawyers offer a free case evaluation and consultation. They will also use this time to answer your questions. You can schedule your free appointment by sending us a message through our website or by calling our office at 406-389-4215.