How to Know When you Need a Personal Injury Attorney in Billings

Suffering any kind of personal injury can be a traumatic experience. Navigating through murky legalese in simply attempting to earn the compensation you deserve can compound the difficulty of such a situation. At Tourtlotte Law Firm in Billings Montana, we are committed to working individually with you to help you obtain the compensation and treatment you deserve. First of all, we want all our clients to understand when they might need out services in the first place. Below are three common situations that could make our services at Tourtlotte Law Firm right for you.

personal injuryLong Term/Disabling Injuries-

Injuries such as this often the have the most far-reaching consequences because they affect you over such a long period of time. However, figuring what compensation for such injuries amounts to in actual dollars is a very difficult and complicated process that requires a quality lawyer. Furthermore, a quality lawyer doesn’t just help you get through the process, but they can help you obtain more money in compensation.

Insurance Company’s Refusal to Pay-

If your insurance company is refusing to pay you for damages or is not paying the amount you think they should be, then it is a good time to reach out to Tourtlotte Law Firm. Trying to deal with the insurance company on your own is a complicated and time-consuming process. Don’t allow yourself to be bullied by an insurance company. With a quality lawyer on your side, you will be able to successfully get through this process and receive the fair compensation that you deserve.

Medical Malpractice-

Do you feel like you may be a victim of medical malpractice? This is another type of personal injury claim that is not possible without the help of a lawyer. In some cases, the medical professionals that are trained to help you are careless, negligent, or simply just don’t do their job right. This can, and often does, result in personal injury to those the medical professional made the mistake on. This doesn’t just relate to physical health treatments either. If you feel like you have been mistreated or received incompetent treatment from a mental health professional you may still be able to receive compensation for medical malpractice. A lawyer will be able to help you navigate you through this complicated field of law

Don’t let yourself bullied around by your insurance company, go without the compensation you need for devastating injuries, or suffer from medical malpractice without receiving the payment you deserve. To wade through the confusion of personal injury law and receive the greatest amount of compensation you deserve, don’t hesitate to call Tourtlotte Law Firm in Billings, Montana. We will personally work with you so you can understand the process you are going through and know that we will be here to listen to your concerns. If you find yourself in one of the above categories or simply wonder if you may have a personal injury claim, Tourtlotte Law Firm is here for you.

 

 

Adding Insult to Injury

Who exactly is taking care of you or your loved one when you are admitted into the hospital? Obviously your first response to this question would be “the doctor”, “the nurse”, “physician’s assistant”, etc.  Each of these persons, as well as other professionals, is routinely involved during a patient’s stay at a medical facility.  But who is this person from Cardon Outreach or Continum who has been stopping by the hospital room every half hour?  What are all these documents they are trying to get you to sign?  Who do they work for…Is this person from Cardon Outreach even part of the hospital staff?  

If you or your loved one has been visited by a “Patient Advocate” from Cardon Outreach or Continuum, my two cents is that you kindly ask them to leave you alone and call someone for legal advice immediately.  It turns out that if you are being visited by one of the Cardon Outreach or Continuum ‘Patient Advocates’, you have unfortunately been in an automobile accident.  These companies and the individuals who represent them are trying to get information from you so they can make claims against your insurance coverage and/or against insurance coverage that would otherwise compensate you for future medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost future income, and other damages you may have incurred on account of the automobile accident.   Once you give your personal and insurance information to the representatives of Cardon and/or Continuum, it appears they and the hospital facility to which you are admitted will do everything they can to avoid submitting your hospital bills to your health insurance carrier.

Tourtlotte Law Firm has received several complaints from clients who have been approached and harassed by representatives from these firms.  It has been reported that ‘Advocates’ from Cardon and/or Continuum will camp outside the hospital patient’s room, waiting for an opportunity to introduce themselves as a ‘Patient Advocate’, there to “help” get the patient’s hospital bills paid. Other reports have stated that these firms encourage and/or advice hospital patients that they do not need to seek the advice of legal counsel. Indeed, it appears that some patients are being approached by these ‘Advocates’ while they are most vulnerable, often times under the influence of medications that have been prescribed in relation to severe injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

If you or a loved one are involved in an auto accident and are admitted to the hospital, rest assured that you will be receiving a visit from a representative of Cardon and/or Continuum.  When this happens, proceed with caution.  If you are asked to sign any documents, take time to read the document and decide whether or not the ‘Patient Advocate’ is acting in your best interest.  If there is any doubt in your mind, feel free to call me, Matt Tourtlotte, at the Tourtlotte Law Firm immediately, (406) 294-3400 or email Matt Tourtlotte at attorney@108.160.148.62.

Waiting to talk to an attorney could cost you and your family tens, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars.  More importantly, providing information to and/or signing paperwork provided by the ‘Patient Advocates’ of Cardon and/or Continuum could result in your medical bills not being billed to your health insurance carrier and ultimately, to collection actions being taken against you.