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Car Accidents

Flathead County Car Accident Lawyer

Helping Montana Accident Victims Seek Compensation

If you were involved in an accident caused by another person's negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation to help cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. At Bliven Law Firm, P.C., we can help you recover the compensation you need to put your life back together. We know how to build strong cases that will help you recover fair compensation and get the justice you deserve.

Contact us online or call (406) 625-0100 to schedule a consultation. Our firm serves clients throughout Flathead County, including Kalispell and Columbia Falls.

How a Car Accidents Attorney Can Help You

After an accident, you may be overwhelmed by the medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses that suddenly became your responsibility. You need someone on your side to help you fight for the compensation you need to put your life back together.

Our Flathead County car accident lawyers can help you:

  • File a personal injury claim with the at-fault party's insurance company
  • Negotiate a fair settlement
  • Go to court if a fair settlement cannot be reached
  • Help you recover compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages

Common Factors Contributing to Car Accidents

Car accidents involving multiple vehicles often stem from negligent behavior. Negligent driving encompasses any reckless actions taken while operating a motor vehicle. When a driver's negligence is responsible for an accident, they can be held legally accountable for the resulting damages.

The primary forms of negligent driving commonly observed include:

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or other controlled substances.
  • Failing to exercise appropriate caution considering hazardous weather conditions.
  • Speeding beyond the legal limits.
  • Violating traffic rules, signs, or signals.
  • Neglecting to yield the right of way.
  • Engaging in distracted driving, such as texting or using a cell phone.

Various Types of Car Accidents

When providing initial information about your car accident to your attorney, it is crucial to include details about how the incident occurred, as this information holds great significance for your case. At Bliven Law Firm, P.C., we understand that each car accident should be approached differently. Rear-end collisions, for example, require a different level of investigation compared to head-on collisions, which often result in more severe injuries than side-swipe crashes. Therefore, identifying the specific type of car accident that caused your injuries becomes a significant aspect.

In general, there are five types of traffic collisions that can occur:

Rear-end accidents: These commonly happen at traffic lights and stop signs when drivers become distracted or fail to pay attention, resulting in them colliding into the vehicle in front. Rear-end accidents often cause injuries to the head, neck, and soft tissues in the body.

Head-on collisions: Among the most serious accidents, head-on collisions often lead to severe, life-threatening injuries, and fatalities. Victims of head-on collisions typically require substantial compensation to aid in their recovery.

Side-impact or T-bone crashes: This type of car accident often causes life-threatening injuries because the side of a vehicle is not designed to withstand high forces during a collision. When a car strikes the side of another vehicle, the occupants are less protected from harm.

Side-swipe accidents: Side-swipe accidents occur on highways and freeways when a car attempts to change lanes and collides with the vehicle beside it. While these accidents may or may not result in serious injury, they can cause a car to be pushed off the road and into a guardrail or oncoming traffic.

Hit-and-run accidents: It is a legal requirement for all drivers to remain at the scene of an accident that causes injury and damage. Leaving the scene of a crash is considered a crime. While law enforcement tries to locate the hit-and-run driver, you will need an attorney who can protect your interests and advocate on your behalf.

Recovering Compensation for Your Injuries

In Montana, you can file a personal injury lawsuit if you were injured due to another person or business's negligence.

Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Property damage

In some cases, you may be able to recover punitive damages, which are meant to punish the at-fault party for their reckless or dangerous behavior.

Recovering Compensation for Your Lost Property

If you were involved in an accident that caused you to lose property, such as a damaged or destroyed vehicle, you may be able to seek compensation for that property. You may be able to recover compensation for the value of the property, as well as the property's fair market value at the time of the accident.

Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be able to recover compensation for:

  • Damaged or destroyed vehicles
  • Lost or damaged personal property
  • Damaged or destroyed real property

Recovering Compensation for Your Reduced Earning Capacity

If you were injured in an accident and are unable to work as much as you used to, you may be able to seek compensation for your reduced earning capacity. You can use your pre-injury salary as a baseline and calculate how much your future earnings will be reduced due to your injuries. You may be able to recover compensation for your reduced earning capacity.

Why Choose Bliven Law Firm, P.C.?

At Bliven Law Firm, P.C., our primary objective is to assist you in obtaining the highest possible compensation and settlement for your injuries. Without legal representation, you jeopardize your chances of receiving full and fair compensation for the harm and damages you have suffered.

We are well-versed in the tactics employed by insurance companies to minimize settlement offers. With 35 years of experience in the field, we possess a comprehensive understanding of insurance law and how to leverage it to your advantage. This expertise has enabled us to secure millions of dollars in compensation for our clients since our establishment.

Contact us online or call (406) 625-0100 to schedule a consultation.