Need To File A Car Accident Insurance Claim in MT?

Speak To An Experienced Montana Car Accident Lawyer Now!

Car accidents come in a variety of forms, ranging from minor property damage with minimal injuries to catastrophic property damage with fatalities. Considering that most people file a car accident claim only once every 8 to 10 years when they are in an accident, few people are confident about how to handle the claims process.

With over 30 years of collective experience, our Montana accident attorneys stand ready to protect your rights while handling the claims process for you! Some of our accolades include:

  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40
  • Selected to Montana's Super Lawyers® Rising Starsâ„ 
  • BV Distinguished® Rated from Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40 by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys


What Steps You Need to Take Right Away

Immediately following an accident, you want to keep good records. It is a very good idea to take pictures of the accident and even possibly a video recording. Since many of today's cell phones have these capabilities, it can prove very handy later on. Photos are very helpful and you should also take a picture of the license plate number.

We recommend taking pictures of the damage, skid marks, and any road or weather conditions that may have contributed to the accident. You will also want to write down the following:

  • Time and date of accident
  • License plate number, license, registration, and insurance info of the other driver
  • Name, insurance company, and contact information
  • Eyewitness contact information

Whatever you do, make sure that you do not admit fault to anyone, and this includes the other driver, the police, or eyewitnesses.

Contacting the Insurance Company

You will want to contact your insurance company to report the accident. Your insurance company will assign you a claims adjuster, who will be your contact from then on. Determining fault is not necessarily simple, the insurance companies conduct their own investigations and determine who is at fault.

In the typical scenario, one insurance company will demand payment from the other, and the other company will come back with a counter offer.

Work with a Montana Car Accident Lawyer

Insurance companies are interested in their bottom line, which is why many choose to settle for as little as humanely possible. When you are the injured victim, you need every penny you can get! Often, when victims handle their own claims, they almost always walk away with less than they deserve and once they agree on a low-ball settlement, there is no going back for more. Don't let this happen to you!

Call our office to enlist the help of an experienced and knowledgeable car accident attorney in Montana!