"Personal injury" refers to physical injuries and financial losses resulting from another’s reckless, careless, or intentional wrongdoings. To get compensation from a person, government agency, or corporation (and their insurance company) who injured you, you must be able to prove five things:
Legal responsibility (i.e., liability) does not require you to prove the person, government agency, or corporation intended to harm you. Proving negligence (i.e., conduct that was unsafe and unreasonable under the circumstances, such speeding and causing a car accident) is sufficient evidence to demonstrate liability.
Under Montana law, a person who suffers such an injury can recovery monetary damages for:
If a person has died as the result of another’s negligence (a “wrongful death“), family members can seek compensation for their loss.