Billings Personal Injury FAQ
What is Montana’s statute of limitations on personal injury claims?
Montana has a three-year statute of limitations on most personal injury claims, which begins on the day that the accident or injury occurred. Once the three-year statute of limitations expires, the court won’t accept a claim that is filed, even when backed by significant evidence of liability. Don’t miss your opportunity to seek compensation. Get your case moving now with our help.
Will my personal injury settlement be taxed?
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) likes to collect taxes wherever it can. However, it typically cannot tax personal injury settlements because that money is seen as restitution for what you lost, not a form of income. For more information about if your settlement or part of it will be taxed, we recommend that you speak with a tax attorney.
Can I still get a settlement if I caused the accident?
Under Montana’s comparative negligence law, you can’t seek damages against a defendant or liable party if your liability is equal to or more than that party’s. In other words, if you are 50% liable or greater, then your case won’t be permitted. This is one reason why it is so important to work with a law firm that knows how to keep your liability as low as possible.