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After a car accident, you may have many fears and concerns. Who will pay your medical expenses? How will you get back on your feet? Will you return to work quickly? How will you provide for your family while you recover? During this time, it may feel like no one has the answers you need. Fortunately, there are ways to protect your rights to compensation and get answers to your toughest accident questions.
At Bliven Law Firm, P.C., we want you to know what to do after a car accident so you can improve your chances of winning your claim. As such, we have compiled a list of the ten steps you need to take after a car crash.
Do You Know What to Do After a Car Accident?
When you suffer an injury in a car accident, the steps you take can have a significant impact on your recovery. It can also impact your ability to collect compensation and win your case. After a car accident, it is important to take the following steps.
Call 911. You need to report any car accident that causes damage or injury. Calling 911 is the best way to alert police and medical teams to the crash. A police report is critical to proving fault.
Seek medical attention. Even if you do not think you suffered an injury, it is important to seek medical attention. A medical report is invaluable when establishing damages after an accident.
Exchange information. It is important to exchange information with the other driver. Without their contact information, it is often your word versus their word. Be sure to get their driver’s license number, insurance cards and license plate number.
Get eyewitness information. If eyewitnesses are present, get their contact information as well. This will help your attorney tremendously when investigating your accident.
Take pictures and gather evidence. It is important to take pictures of the car accident scene. This includes the crash damage, tire marks and other evidence that could help your case. You can also photograph your injuries.
Notify your insurance company. Most insurance companies need notification after an accident. Call your insurance company and let an insurance representative know you suffered injuries in an accident. Answer their questions honestly but avoid speculating about the crash or your injuries.
Keep records. It is important to keep meticulous records of everything related to your crash. This includes receipts of over-the-counter medications, as well as mileage to and from doctor visits. You should keep all documents that may help your attorney build your case in a separate file.
Follow doctor’s orders. Be sure to follow all doctor’s orders and attend all therapy sessions. The insurance company will look for any way to reduce your claim. If you miss therapy or fail to fill pain medication, your insurer will use this to claim that your injuries are not severe.
Avoid social media. Social media can damage your case. As such, avoid posting anything to social media while your case is ongoing. If you are unsure of how to handle social media during this time, ask your lawyer about the best way to proceed.
Call an attorney. After an injury accident, it is important to call an experienced car accident attorney. Your attorney can help protect your rights to compensation and safeguard your future through the legal process.
Contact Our Kalispell Car Accident Attorneys
If you suffered an injury in a car accident in the Kalispell area, we are here to help. At Bliven Law Firm, P.C., our Kalispell car accident lawyers know how difficult this time is. We know that you need money now to pay for your medical bills and expenses. We also know that insurance companies look for any reason to deny your claim and pay you as little as possible. That is why we work so hard for injured car accident survivors. We have the resources and experience needed to tackle large accident cases – and win. To learn more about your legal options call us at (406) 407-9099 or fill out our confidential contact form. We offer free initial consultations so you can get the help you deserve.
The driver of a Subaru caused a two-car accident in Bozeman after the driver of the Subaru turned left into oncoming traffic.
The Bozeman car accident occurred on Secondary Highway 205 and Valley Center spur.
A woman in a Subaru wagon sustained an injury to her face but was talking and coherent, Montana Highway Patrol Sergeant Patrick McLaughlin said. She was taken to Bozeman Deaconess Hospital. The second occupant of that vehicle was also taken to the hospital.
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Bliven Law Firm, P.C. a Kalispell law firm with three attorneys who represent personal injury clients, aggressively represents the victims of car accidents in Bozeman and other towns in Montana including Kalispell, Whitefish, Columbia Falls, Kila, Lakeside, Polson, Missoula and throughout the state of Montana.
For Montana residents injured in a car accident, we provide a free consultation to discuss your case. For most car accident cases, in Bozeman, Kalispell, Missoula or elsewhere, we represent car accident clients on a contingency basis. We aggressively represent our clients rights to reach a fair and just outcome, inside or outside of the courtroom.
Three people were injured and one died Friday morning when a gray Nissan crossed the center line and struck a mini-can traveling in the opposite direction. It was the second fatal Kalispell car accident on Highway 2 this week.
According to Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Patrick Herman, the male occupant of a gray Nissan Sentra died, and the female occupant is in critical condition after the collision with a white minivan in the Highway 2 crash. The two passengers in the minivan, both men, were taken to receive medical treatment for non-life-threatening injuries, Herman said.
The driver of the car was killed on impact, with Lieb adding that a female passenger was critically injured in the Kalispell fatal car accident and was taken by Alert Helicopter to Kalispell Regional Medical Center. The driver of the mini-van in the Kalispell car accident is hospitalized with serious injuries.
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Injured victims, and their spouses (in some circumstances) may be legally entitled to advance payment of medical expenses, lost wages and medical care.
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Heavy rain and bald tires caused a two-car accident outside of Missoula A two-car crash caused by a heavy downpour and bald tires slowed westbound traffic on Interstate 90 early Monday afternoon.
Emergency crews responded to the accident near East Missoula at mile marker 108 at roughly 1:30 p.m.
Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Paul Pfau confirmed what witnesses said after the accident: The driver of the Nissan was going too fast for conditions.
“The car was going a little too fast for conditions with bald tires,” Pfau said. “It hydroplaned on the bridge deck, hit the bridge guardrail and bounced into traffic, where it was T-boned by another vehicle,” Pfau said.
Dave and Theresa Scott were traveling from Twin Falls, Idaho, to Spokane, Wash., when the accident occurred in front of them. The couple pulled over to see what they could do to help.
“We didn’t know if anyone was calling 9-1-1,” Scott said. “The rain was coming down pretty hard. We were one of the first who pulled over.”
Pfau said the driver of the Nissan was cited for driving too fast for conditions.
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If you or a family member has been injured a car accident or a rollover accident in Montana, contact the attorneys of Bliven Law Firm, P.C. for a free consultation. If you have suffered injuries from a Kalispell car accident, you may be entitled to advance payment of medical expenses, lost wages and other damages.
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Sean Francisco West, A 27-year-old Columbia Falls man, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Flathead District Court to negligent vehicular assault, criminal endangerment and failure to remain at the scene of a Kalispell car accident.
The charges stem from a Jan. 19 Kalispell caraccident where West allegedly ran a red light in his sport utility vehicle and smashed into another car.
According to a court document, when Kristy Elrod entered the intersection of Reserve Drive and U.S. 2 on a green light, West T-boned her vehicle.
The crash ejected Derrick Hayward, one of Elrod’s two passengers. Hayward flew approximately 63 feet before landing in the road. Hayward was hospitalized for several days after the Kalipsell car accident with a lacerated liver and other injuries.
A witness reported hearing a crash and running around the corner of a gas station to see a man running away from the SUV. She told him to stop, to which he responded, “I can’t do this,” and kept running.
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A three car crash in Victor on Highway 93 stopped traffic on Thursday.
The accident was first reported a few minutes after 1 p.m., Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Lath Keith said.
A pickup truck was in the southbound lefthand lane, stopped to turn into the Axmen Propane in Victor, when it was rear-ended by a utility truck. The collision sent the pickup into the northbound lane, where it was struck by a white SUV, Keith said.
The white SUV rolled numerous times, crossing Highway 93 and ending up on the southbound side of the highway in the ditch heading west.
“The scene was so spread out,” Keith said.
“Both impacts were probably near highway speed,” he said.
The male utility truck driver was transported to St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula for a compound fracture. The two occupants in the white SUV were taken to Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital in Hamilton.
Keith said that the accident was technically a four-car accident, although the fourth car was not struck. He said the fourth car was not impacted, as it swerved to avoid the head-on collision. He said the individual in the fourth car is now a witness in the accident.
Shortly after the accident occurred, Keith said they blocked Highway 93 off for two reasons: first for safety and second to see what exactly took place. Highway 93 was blocked for almost two hours from Bell Crossing to Victor Crossing.
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The driver of a vehicle traveling north on Reserve in Missoula lost control of his vehicle and entered into oncoming traffic, Sunday, causing a three-car accident in Missoula.
Sergeant Scott Pastian with the Missoula Police Department says the accident occurred just south of the Reserve and Mullan Road intersection. He says two vehicles were southbound and one was northbound when it entered the southbound lane and was struck by the other two vehicles.
Pastian says the 35 year-old male victim was pronounced dead after being taken to a Missoula Hospital. He said two of the injured parties were transported to St. Patrick Hospital, while the third was taken to Community Medical Center.The other two individuals were treated and released.
The crash occurred around 10:30 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of Reserve and Mullan Road, according to a Missoula Police Department press release.
All three drivers involved in the Missoula crash were injured.
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The Montana Highway Patrol reported it responded to more than 25 car accidents over the weekend.
Car accidents in Kalispell, Whitefish, Columbia Falls, Lakeside and other areas of the Valley are common this type of year.
Ice and snow create slippery conditions which can lead to car accidents in the Flathead Valley.
“If you can obviously afford studded snow tires, that’s the way to go, but if nothing else, have good safe all-season tires and know that your tires are in good shape,” said Tow Operator Dirk Meyer. “That’s 90 percent of safe winter driving…just have good tires and give yourself a little extra time.”
Some other common sense tips to avoid Kalispell car accidents include:
Drive slower on snow and ice;
Give adequate room for the car in front of you to slow or stop;
Use 4 Wheel Drive if available on your vehicle;
Shift into a lower gear to prevent higher speeds and to use more torque;
Use a de-icer windshield wiper fluid; and
Change windshield blades every winter.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a Flathead Valley car accident, contact Bliven Law Firm, P.C. for a free car accident case evaluation.
Injured parties of a Kalispell car accident may be legally entitled to advance payment of lost wages, medical expenses and other damages. Insurance companies spend millions every year training their adjusters to pay as little as possible. The Kalispell lawyers of Bliven Law Firm, P.C. have combined over 30 years of experience aggressively representing innocent car accident victims.
The Montana Highway Patrol reported that aggressive driving was to blame for a fatal Montana car accident on Evaro Hill Sunday.
Montana Highway Patrol investigators say a witness reported seeing the 21-year-old Arlee man driving aggressively before the fatal crash on Evaro Hill on Sunday.
“(The person) witnessed the vehicle being driven aggressively by a driver matching the description of the driver at the time of the crash, who was texting,” said Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Phil Smart.
MHP investigators say the Tundra driver crossed the center line, sideswiped a second truck, continued going the wrong way, hit a guard rail, and then struck a smaller Ford Ranger pickup truck head-on, killing Joscelyn Lea Cook, who was a passenger in the vehicle.
The accident happened just before 4 p.m. on the four lane stretch of U.S. Highway 93 North,a few miles north of the Wye.
A total of three trucks were involved, with the third truck rolling and landing in a nearby ravine. Two people were thrown from that truck.
Emergency crews had to use the Jaws of Life to cut a third victim from one of the wrecked trucks.
There was no immediate word on the condition of the victims, although it’s believed one had life-threatening injuries.
The wreck closed the highway for over an hour, with backups of several miles on either side of the accident scene.
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If you or someone you know, has been injured in the Evaro Hill crash, contact the experienced Kalispell attorneys of Bliven Law Firm, P.C. for a free consultation.
Bliven Law Firm, P.C. has three Montana lawyers with combined decades of experience handling wrongful death, personal injury and fatal car accident cases. The Kalispell law offices of Bliven Law Firm, P.C. is conveniently located off of Highway 2 in Kalispell. If you’ve been seriously injured in a Montana car accident, an attorney may visit you if more convenient. Call (406) 407-9099 for a free consultation.