Car accidents are the most common type of personal injury case. They occur where someone is injured by another motorist.
Montana has driving laws we are all aware of (you must stop at a stop sign, you must stay to the right of the centerline, you must not speed) that impose duties on us as drivers to be safe on the public roadways. When a driver violates these laws and causes injuries to someone else, they are responsible to compensate the injured person for her injuries.
Responsibility can arise for failing to obey traffic laws (e.g., getting “ticketed”), for inattentive driving (e.g., texting while driving) or for extreme recklessness such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. (Tragically, many people are seriously injured by drunk drivers each year in Montana.)
All motorists are required to maintain liability insurance in case they cause injuries to another person. When a person is injured in a motor vehicle accident, they can then make a claim against the responsible party’s liability insurance.
Insurance companies want you to believe that handling auto accident claims is a simple matter that does not require the assistance of a personal injury attorney who specializes in car accidents. But, insurance adjusters are trained to reduce the amount of a settlement that you are paid. The only way to make sure that you get a fair settlement or award is to have a Montana auto accident attorney who understands the insurance system, is well prepared and experienced in trying these cases in court, and will do everything to fight for your rights.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile accident in Montana, you may be entitled to significant compensation under the law. To get outstanding assistance with your car accident case, contact the auto accident attorneys at Bishop & Heenan Law Firm for a FREE consultation.
Bishop & Heenan Law Firm can help you investigate and prosecute your auto accident and personal injury claim whether you live in Billings or in Yellowstone County, Gallatin County, Jefferson County, Missoula County, Lewis and Clark County, Flathead County, Silver Bow County, Cascade County, Custer County, Sheridan County, and Richland County, including Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Missoula, Great Falls, Glendive, Kalispell, Helena, Lewistown, Glasgow, Miles City, Sidney, and Baker.
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