Bozeman, Montana Personal Injury Lawyers

Waddell & Magan is a firm of Bozeman, Montana-based trial lawyers handling medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, personal injury, car accidents and wrongful death cases nationwide.

You are currently in the section of our website focusing on personal injury cases. For information on our other practice areas, take a look at our business litigation and insurance disputes sections.

What kinds of cases will we accept?

In addition to negligence cases, we will represent people who have suffered workplace injuries, recreational accidents, or automobile, trucking, or railroad accidents. We will take cases involving defective products, including injury or loss caused by work tools, toys, medical equipment, prostheses, drugs, and household products.

We also represent people injured by toxic materials and poisons, employment discrimination, and bad faith practices by insurance companies, businesses, and service providers.

Will I owe anything if I lose?

No. If your personal injury case is unsuccessful, you will not be responsible for any of the costs incurred.

How does Waddell & Magan get paid?

Our contingent fee is based on a percentage of the total amount of benefits we recover from the defendant or insurance company on your behalf.

How long will it take to resolve my case?

The length of a case varies. All lawsuits revolve around the trial date set by the court. And that is up to the court administrators and the workload the court is handling. As for settlement, that too is usually tied to the trial date. Not a comforting answer, but the accurate one.

What is mediation?

A mediation is a settlement conference which takes place prior to a case proceeding to trial. Each side appears with their lawyer and appears before a person known as a mediator. A mediator is often a retired judge or a lawyer practicing in the community. Both sides present their cases to the mediator. All information contained in the mediation conference is confidential and cannot be used. If the parties are unable to settle the case during the mediation, then the case proceeds to trial.

What if my injury ocurred outside of Bozeman?

Although Waddell & Magan is located in Bozeman, Montana, our attorneys practice throughout the state and are licensed in other states.

For background information on our firm and its lawyers, please tour our site. And don't forget to see our car accident page, our checklist for handling the deaths of family members, car insurance tips, and information on handling the legal aftermath of fire, tornadoes, and other disasters.

There is no charge for an initial consultation.

Representative Case:

Defective Products, Premises Liability

Plaintiff was poisoned from chronic carbon monoxide exposure leaking into the apartment's bedroom. Investigation revealed the apartment's heating system had no workable exhaust outlet and was improperly vented. It was also discovered, during litigation, that the owners of the property had been aware of previous complaints of fumes and illness in the apartment. Plaintiff received $3.5 million.*

*Results obtained depend on the facts of each case. Since every case is different, similar results may not be obtained in your case.