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National Reputation For Taking On A Variety Of Complex Personal Injury Claims

Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Montana

Representing Accident & Injury Victims Since 1985

Hoyt & Blewett PLLC are Great Falls personal injury lawyers who represent workers, families, and insurance consumers when their lives are upturned by accidents caused by the careless behavior of others. Personal injury lawsuits involve claims, including auto accidents and medical malpractice, where an individual is injured due to the fault of another person or entity. We strongly believe in the jury system and over the years our firm has developed a national reputation for taking on a variety of complex personal injury claims and obtaining jury verdicts against some of the largest insurance companies and corporations in the country.

Some of our primary practice areas in the field of personal injury law include:

If you would like to schedule a free consultation, call Hoyt & Blewett PLLC today at (406) 233-1302.

Why You Should Choose Us

With over 100 years of combined legal experience, the personal injury attorneys at Hoyt & Blewett PLLC have developed creative trial and litigation strategies in the area of personal injury and bad faith insurance claims. It is this experience that enables us to obtain fair compensation for our clients.

Unlike some firms that settle all of their cases, our firm prides itself in going to trial when insurance companies fail to offer fair compensation for our clients. It is the threat of a jury verdict that forces insurance companies to fairly adjust claims. Please feel free to review a list of the jury verdicts we have obtained on behalf of injured clients in Montana personal injury cases.

Negligence & Personal Injury Lawsuits

Negligence is the standard of liability which governs most personal injury lawsuits, including claims involving medical malpractice, auto accidents, and wrongful death.

In order to prevail in a negligence claim, an injured party must prove that the tortfeasor:

  • Owed a duty to the injured party;
  • Did not act as a reasonable person would have acted under the same or similar circumstances; and
  • Caused his or her damages.

For more than three decades, the lawyers at Hoyt & Blewett PLLC have stood up for injured people in front of Montana juries and obtained substantial verdicts for damages caused by the fault of railroads, careless drivers, insurance companies, doctors, hospitals, and other corporate entities.

Understanding Negligence Claims in Montana

Even if you partially caused an accident, Montana law may still allow you to bring a negligence claim. This is called comparative fault, which is a defense that is frequently invoked by corporate defendants in personal injury claims to reduce the compensation of injured people.

Montana Code Annotated 27-1-702 allows personal injury victims to obtain compensation in cases when they are up to 50% negligent. However, your compensation will be reduced to the extent you are found liable. For instance, if you were involved in an auto accident and suffered $100,000 in total damages, and the jury finds that you were 50% liable for causing the accident and finds another party 50% liable for causing your injuries, you will only be entitled to collect 50% of your total damages.

Insurance companies often use comparative fault as a defense to avoid paying claims, even when their insureds’ clearly caused the accident. Our firm has decades of experience handling insurance disputes and overcoming the comparative negligence defenses of insurance companies to secure full compensation for our clients.

Contact Hoyt & Blewett PLLC for a Free Consultation

Most personal injury verdicts and settlements are obtained against insurance companies who provide accident insurance coverage to various individuals and businesses. Insurance policies frequently exclude personal injury claims which were caused by intentional acts, such as assault and battery, which are acts that are governed by another liability standard. Our lawyers have successfully litigated countless insurance coverage disputes against insurance companies. Insurance companies typically assert many defenses in personal injury cases and it is important to hire an experienced trial lawyer who has experience proving negligence cases in front of juries.

If you or someone you know has suffered damages due to the negligence of another, it is important to contact a trial lawyer who will vigorously represent your interests against insurance companies and other corporate defendants. From our office in Great Falls, our attorneys represent accident victims throughout Montana, including Bozeman, Helena, Missoula, Butte, and Billings.

Contact a Montana personal injury lawyer at Hoyt & Blewett PLLC at (406) 233-1302 for a free case evaluation.

Our Testimonials Speak For Themselves

Read what previous clients have to say about working with us!

  • “It was a pleasure to work with him.”

    Former Client

  • “Very professional and dedicated to my case”


  • “Highest character and competence.”

    Former Client

  • “It was a pleasure to have Anders Blewett on my side.”


  • “We appreciate his responsiveness to our needs.”


  • “Drew was very helpful”


  • “I have no hesitation in recommending him”

    Former Client

  • “A fine lawyer with an astute understanding of the rules of law”

    Former Client

  • “I am extremely happy with my case.”


  • “I would definitely seek his assistance again, should the need arise”

    Anne M

  • “His trial skills are remarkable, and his ability to communicate is unequaled”

    Former Client

  • “His ethics and honesty is tops and he brings honor to the profession by his commitment to his clients”

    Former Client

  • “Professional and caring”

    Mary Paulick

  • “Very personable and professional to deal with”

    Former Client

  • “Outstanding lawyer of the highest personal and professional integrity”

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