Montana Personal Injury Resources

The state of Montana derived its name from the Spanish word montaña, which means mountain. There are mountain ranges and smaller island ranges throughout the entire state with 77 of those ranges part of the Rocky Mountains. The economy is primarily based on agriculture, but there are other significant economic activities as well, including oil, gas, coal, hard rock mining, and lumber. Montana imposes a statute of limitation, which means there is a time limit for claims. If the time period runs out, losses cannot be compensated for.

Montana has an estimated population of 1,005,141 and, in 2010, had a total of 66,599 civil incoming cases. This is 6,721 cases per 100,000 of the total population. In the District courts, there were 24,863 civil incoming cases, which is 2,509 per 100,000 of the total population.

Like the rest of the country, in Montana, a signification portion of civil cases in the state courts are personal injury cases. These claims, also called tort claims, all involve some kind of injury to a person or to property due to the actions of another entity. Many lawsuits fall under this category, including medical malpractice, construction accidents, defective products, and traffic accidents. Traffic accidents generally make up the bulk of personal injury claims, and this is certainly the case in Montana.

Montana State Resources

State of Montana: http://mt.gov/
Official Portal of Montana: http://mt.gov/
Montana Legislature Online: http://leg.mt.gov/
Montana Government Information Sites w/ Links: http://mt.gov/government/default.aspx
Montana Secretary of State: http://sos.mt.gov/
Lewis and Clark County Official Website: http://www.lccountymt.gov/

Montana Court Resources

Montana Courts Online: http://courts.mt.gov/default.mcpx
Links for Montana Courts: http://courts.mt.gov/courts.mcpx
Montana Office of Court Administration: http://courts.mt.gov/cao/default.mcpx
Supreme Court of Montana: http://courts.mt.gov/supreme/default.mcpx
United States Court Locator: http://www.uscourts.gov/court_locator.aspx

Montana Legal Associates

State Bar of Montana: http://www.montanabar.org/
American Bar Association: http://www.abanet.org/home.cfm
County Bar Association: http://www.montanabar.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=203
Center for Justice and Democracy: http://centerjd.org
American Association for Justice: https://www.justice.org

Other Montana Legal Resources

Personal Injury in Montana: http://research.lawyers.com/Montana/Personal-Injury-in-Montana.html
Montana Legal Resources: http://courts.mt.gov/library/directory.mcpx
Montana Constitution: http://courts.mt.gov/content/library/docs/72constit.pdf
Montana Legislature and Statutes Online: http://leg.mt.gov/css/default.asp
Montana Rules of Evidence: http://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca_toc/26_10.htm
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcp/
Montana Public Records finder: https://app.mt.gov/conweb/
Daily Legal News: http://www.law.com/newswire/
Martindale-Hubbell National Attorney Locator: http://www.martindale.com