PRACTICE AREAS

McKeon Law, PLLC

WORKER’S COMPENSATION

Montana Workers’ compensation laws entitle employees to certain benefits when a personal injury is suffered in an accident arising out of and in the context of employment. Most employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance and so, for all practical purposes, all workers are covered.

AUTO ACCIDENTS

Millions of people are injured in motor vehicle accidents each year – many very seriously. According to statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, someone in the United States is involved in a car accident every 10 seconds. In 2008, an estimated 37,261 people were killed and 2,350,000 people were injured in traffic accidents.

PERSONAL INJURY

When you are hurt because of someone else’s actions, negligence or reckless behavior, you have suffered a personal injury. Car accidents, medical malpractice and exposure to toxic substances are examples of personal injuries. When a personal injury takes place, the responsible person or company caused harm to an innocent victim.

CONSTRUCTION/ INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENTS

Construction/ Industrial accidents are distinct by nature of the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and MHSA (Mine Health and Safety Act) regulations that protect workers injured on a construction, industrial or mine site. If you are injured on a work site, more often than not, your direct employer has insured you with worker’s compensation insurance. So, if you are injured in a job site accident and receive worker’s compensation benefits you still have an opportunity to bring a law suit against the owner of the job site and other contractors at the job site even if your own employer has covered you for worker’s compensation benefits.

INSURANCE BAD FAITH

Insurance Bad Faith is a legal term that describes a claim that an insured person may have against an insurance company for its bad acts. Under the laws of Montana , insurance companies owe a duty of good faith and fair dealing to the persons they insure.

DEFECTIVE CONSUMER PRODUCTS

Product liability is the area of law dealing with liability on the part of the manufacturer, wholesaler, or retailer of a product that causes injury or harm. This can also include the maker of component parts of the product, the assembler, the store or other seller of the product, and perhaps even other people in the distributive chain. You can be a victim even if you weren’t the purchaser of the product.

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

Medical Malpractice is improper, untimely, or otherwise negligent performance, diagnosis or treatment by a doctor, dentist, nurse, hospital staff or other medical professional. These professionals are held to a standard of care to ensure every patient receives treatment necessary to maintain the best possible health.