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 75 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
Montana's Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠
- 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
- 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 Billings office to enlist the help of an experienced and knowledgeable car accident attorney