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Have you been injured in car accident?
Do not rely on insurance companies to help you recover fair compensation.
Let our experienced attorneys help you obtain full, fair and prompt compensation for you and your family.
Our attorneys work hard to ensure the best possible outcomes for our clients. Call (406) 407-9099 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our Montana car accident lawyers.
Car Accidents: Overview
Motor vehicle accidents can cause serious and lasting injuries. On top of this, debt can pile up if you have to take time off work to nurse these injuries. At the same time, medical expenses incurred from the accident will add another strain on your financial burden. The Montana car accident lawyers of Bliven Law Firm, P.C. understand the full weight of these concerns. That is why our firm works hard to obtain advance medical settlements, as well as other forms of compensation, for our clients.
Located in Kalispell, our office serves clients in Columbia Falls, Whitefish, West Glacier and Big Fork. We have also served clients whose accidents occurred in Flathead County, Glacier National Park and the surrounding area. Over the years, our firm has recovered millions for auto accident victims injured due to negligence.
What Are the Common Causes of Car Accidents in Montana?
Auto accidents involving two or more vehicles often occur due to negligence. Negligent driving consists of any sort of reckless behavior taken while operating a motor vehicle. When a driver’s negligence causes an accident, this driver can be legally liable for damages. The most common forms of negligent driving involve:
Driving while under the influence of alcohol or other controlled substance
Failing to drive with appropriate caution given dangerous weather conditions
Breaking traffic rules, signs or signals
Failing to yield the right of way
Driving while distracted
What Steps Should I Take After a Car Accident?
After a car crash, first assess yourself and any other passengers for serious injuries that may need immediate attention. Then call the police and request medical emergency responders if needed. When the police arrive, you will want to comply with their requests and answer their questions. You need not discuss fault with the police, just give them the facts about what happened. Later, you will want to obtain a copy of the official police report for your records.
Our Montana car accident lawyers also recommend that you collect evidence at the scene of the crash. This evidence can include:
Photos of the vehicles
Photos of your injuries
Documenting the point of contact
Documenting the resultant damages
If any eyewitnesses are available, collect their contact information and make sure they give their account of the event to the police. You will also want to exchange contact information with the other driver before you leave the scene of the accident. Gathering this information will help you later if you decide to pursue a claim.
You will also want to seek out medical attention as soon as you can. This is true even if you appear to feel fine initially. A lot of the time, the adrenaline will prevent car accident victims from noticing injuries or pains. At the same time, many car accident injuries do not appear right away. Instead, symptoms will develop days or weeks later. However, a medical professional will be able to spot these injuries before symptoms appear. Keep track of your medical records after a crash and during any treatments you undergo.
How Our Firm Can Help You After a Car Accident
If you suffer injuries from a car accident, get in touch with our firm. Our Montana car accident lawyers can advise you on your legal options after a car crash. One of these options may include pursuing a personal injury case for damages. Depending on the particulars of your case, these damages might include:
Pain and suffering
However, Montana is a comparative fault state. This means that the state of Montana recognizes that collisions can occur due to negligence by both parties. This means that fault is often shared in auto accident cases. Shared fault will affect the amount of damages awarded to your personal injury case.
Our Montana car accident lawyers can help you build the strongest case with this comparative fault law in mind.
Injured in a Crash? Contact an Experienced Car Accident Attorney in Kallispell
Our firm works hard to ensure the best possible outcomes for our clients. We are familiar with the tactics insurance companies use to low-ball settlement offers. But after 25 years in this line of work, we also know insurance law and how to use it to your benefit. This is how we have been able to secure millions for our clients over the years.
To learn more about our services, schedule a free consultation with us today. If you are too injured to make it to our office, we can plan a trip to you. For your free case evaluation, call (406) 407-9099 or message us online.