Auto Accident Lawyers serving the entire state of Montana
Auto accidents frequently occur on Montana’s streets and highways. Statistics demonstrate that the State of Montana has consistently ranked among the states with the highest highway fatality rates in the United States. A recent study based on fatality rates, traffic violation data, and incidents of drunk driving ranked Montana at the bottom of the nation in terms of driver safety. Whether you are injured by a drunk driver or a distracted driver, it is critical that you consult an experienced personal injury attorney to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries.
The auto accident attorneys at Hoyt and Blewett have over 100 years of combined experience in handling car accident claims. We frequently handle roll-over vehicle accidents, truck and commercial vehicle accidents, tractor trailer accidents, head on collisions, accidents caused by drunk drivers, cases involving defective and unsafe automobiles and multiple vehicle highway accidents.
Our litigation efforts and advocacy has also resulted in safety improvements and the installation of signage and traffic control devised to protect the public from dangerous intersections and other safety hazards on the road.
Our firm is prepared to take insurance companies to trial
Auto insurance companies know which lawyers in Montana are willing and prepared to proceed to trial to obtain fair compensation for their injured clients and which lawyers are willing to settle claims at a discounted amount to avoid trial. In order to ensure that you obtain the compensation you deserve, it is critical to obtain a trial lawyer to handle your auto claim who has a proven record of obtaining jury verdicts for their injured clients.
Hiring a competent trial lawyer with a strong reputation will also help expedite the resolution of your claim. The threat of litigation from an experienced trial lawyer can often compel insurance companies to promptly pay the claims of individuals who are injured in auto accidents. If the insurance company knows that the lawyer for the victim is unprepared to proceed to trial they are less likely to promptly pay the fair value of a claim.
The lawyers at Hoyt and Blewett have a well known history in Montana of going to trial and obtaining verdicts far above the last offer of the insurance company. Many of these recoveries forced the insurance company to pay far more than the actual policy limits of their insured.
If an insurance company refuses to pay a claim, the injured person will be required to file a lawsuit. While the amount of time it takes to get to trial varies depending on the Court in which the case is filed, obtaining a trial date for a car accident claim in Montana can take more than a year from the time the lawsuit is filed. During this time, depositions will be taken, discovery will be conducted and the factual and legal basis for the claim will be established. Even after a jury trial, it is possible that an appeal could be filed, which would require additional time to resolve. No one can guarantee how quickly an auto accident claim will be resolved in the State of Montana, but hiring an experienced car accident attorney is the best way to obtain fair compensation in a timely manner.
Proven results for clients injured in Auto Accidents
Our firm has obtained numerous substantial jury verdicts in cases involving auto accidents, including:
- Tacke v. Fireman’s Fund Ins. Co. ~ $3,500,000.00
- Bumgarner v. Farmers Union Mutual Ins. ~ $3,202,000.00
- Messick/Bowman v. Patrol Helicopters ~ $2,505,000.00
- Taylor v. Wurz and Rimrock Colony ~ $1,033,470.29
- Jenkins v. All Nation Ins. Co. ~ $650,000.00
- Tucker v. Farmers Insurance ~ $516,000.00
For the full list of our firm’s jury verdicts, click here.
Contact experienced Montana Auto Accident lawyers
Our firm has successfully represented many individuals who have been injured in auto accidents throughout Montana. If you believe you or your loved one has suffered injuries in a car accident, please feel free to contact our Montana auto accident lawyers for a free consultation.