Steven Montag Is Dedicated to Helping Injured People Since 1998
The Montag Law Office exclusively represents people who have been injured in Nebraska motor vehicle accidents. Steven Montag’s practice includes Omaha Nebraska, Lincoln Nebraska and all of the state of Nebraska. Mr. Montag is a well known personal injury lawyer who has helped thousands of people get the compensation they deserve for their injuries. Our office represents clients with all types of injuries resulting from Nebraska car accidents. The Montag Law Office has a proven record of success. Steven. Montag is highly skilled and has a great deal of experience. Our office can help you and your family if you were seriously injured in an accident.
We deal with all kinds of vehicle accidents.
My practice includes accidents between cars and:
Accidents Involving Pedestrians
I have never represented anyone involved in a moped accident yet but I am eagerly waiting for the chance to do it.
I have even dealt with accidents caused by farm animals.
We deal with all kinds of injuries
Steven Montag has the experience needed to successfully manage claims for serious injuries and wrongful death. Following are some of the types of injuries we deal with.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Injuries to Joints
Tinnitus – Ear injuries causing ringing in the ears
Permanent Scars or Disfigurement
Permanent Disabilities, including injuries that affect a person’s ability to work in the future
Motor vehicle accidents and resulting injuries can be life-changing events
Serious injuries cause a lot of actual pain and suffering. Just going to all of the doctors’ appointments and doing the physical therapy and exercises needed to recover from most injuries is a huge hassle. Permanent injuries can affect your ability to work and they greatly harm your enjoyment of life. Whenever one spouse is seriously injured in an accident, the stress of dealing with the injury can contribute to divorce after a previously happy marriage. There is even a separate cause of action for a spouse of an injury victim called “Loss of Consortium” that is part of many litigated injury cases.
What is My Claim Worth?
Common sense applies to the value of a claim. Small injury claims involving little or no medical treatment do not have a large value and probably do not require the assistance of a lawyer.
If you have been seriously injured and require a significant amount of medical treatment to recover, your claim is worth more. Often insurance companies try to tie the severity of a collision to the severity of injuries. Although injuries and property damages are not the same thing, it is hard to prove you were seriously injured if your car barely has any visible damage.
Whenever you were injured enough to require a significant amount of treatment it makes sense to involve an attorney. If you have been to a hospital, a family doctor and then required several months of physical therapy, just paying the bills would not set things straight. In that situation, an attorney can help you get the money you deserve including appropriate compensation for pain and suffering.
The most important time to hire an attorney is when you are seriously injured. If you have broken bones, required a hospital stay or have permanent disfigurement and disabilities you should probably call an injury lawyer as soon as possible. Often insurance companies will fight harder when dealing with larger claims because they have more exposure or risk of having to pay a large settlement or judgment. They fight more when there is something substantial to fight about. That is when you need a skillful, tough advocate like Steven Montag working for you.
It may be a mistake to try to do a claim by yourself. An inexperienced and untrained person cannot anticipate all of the hazards and pitfalls of dealing with an insurance company. Insurance companies always have lawyers working for them and adjusters are normally well-trained professionals who work to save their company money on claims. They will probably take advantage of you if you try to do it yourself. You will probably not know that your claim is in trouble until mistakes have been made that harm the value of the case.
The Montag Law Office always pushes hard to get the compensation you deserve in all situations whenever settling or litigating for our clients. We are not happy until you are.
Many other factors go into valuing a claim. There is no set formula that can accurately value injuries. An important factor that has little to do with the severity of an injury is the strength of the liability claim. When there is a real dispute about liability for causing the accident the insurance company can be expected to value of the claim lower than they would with clear liability. If no agreement can be decided upon between the parties, the question may have to be presented to a court and a jury to decide fault.
Other things that are figured into claim valuation include the questions about your treatment. To achieve the best outcome, it is important to have a reasonable amount of medically necessary, beneficial treatment. If you did a lot of treatment that was not very helpful, the claim does not have the same value it would have if you had that amount of medical bills and treatment wan necessary and beneficial. That is the concern when you have a $10,000 chiropractic bill and the client still has back problems a year later.
Other important considerations involve permanent scars or disfigurement or permanent disabilities. Any condition requiring future medical expenses or continuing pain and suffering also adds value to a claim.
Whole books are written about the value of damages from car accidents. My list could go on almost indefinitely. The point of this part of the article is to point out some of the complexities of the situation and to assure you that all damages will to be considered and completely documented. We are very thorough and we will not rest until we get the compensation you deserve for all of your injuries.
Call the Steven Montag and Montag Law office for a free case evaluation and initial consultation
Steven Montag takes calls from clients and potential new clients seven days a week. We are happy to have evening or weekend calls. If you have questions and want to consider hiring a lawyer, we can start with a free case evaluation. My office always works on a contingent fee basis meaning there is no fee until we win your case.