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Automotive Personal Injury Lawsuit Timeline

Navigating Automotive or Injury Lawsuits

Navigating your first automotive accident or injury lawsuit can be a stressful and confusing time. To make things easier, we have put together an automotive personal injury lawsuit timeline.

We will discuss how long you have to file an auto personal injury lawsuit in Montana, as well as what you can file for, and what steps you need to take. This article will familiarize you with the process and what you can expect. Continue reading “Automotive Personal Injury Lawsuit Timeline”

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Are Dashboard Cameras Admissible For Montana Car Accident Claims?

In recent years dashcams have become increasingly popular in Montana and throughout America. The advances in small camera technology have made dashcams, or alternatives like the GoPro, affordable and easy to use in cars. Having video evidence can make a big difference in Montana auto accident claims.

 

A dashcam is shorthand for dashboard camera. As the name suggests, it is a camera that sits on your dashboard or is attached to the windshield. Dashcams face forward and capture footage of the cars first-person view. Dashcam videos can be used by Montana car accident lawyers to support testimony. Continue reading “Are Dashboard Cameras Admissible For Montana Car Accident Claims?”

Montana Takes Action to Reduce Car Accidents on Two-Lane Highways

Located at the cross-section of two dangerous two-lane highways near the Canadian border lies the windy railroad town of Havre, Montana.   Havre is the eighth largest city in Montana.

Unlike most Montana cities, which are connected by at least one interstate, Havre has no access to an interstate. It can only be accessed by two-lane highways.  As a result, those who drive to Havre face more safety hazards than those who drive to other cities in Montana.

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Montana Rules of The Road – Where Are Cyclists Allowed?

Spring is fast approaching. When the snow begins to melt in the coming weeks you will start to notice people biking in Montana and sharing the roadways. This, in turn, is sure to reignite the ongoing debate between motorists and cyclists over who rules the road.  Over the course of our decades of experience in representing motorcycle and auto accident victims, one thing is certain – seemingly everyone has their own interpretation of the Montana Bicycle law.
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Winter Automobile Accidents in Montana

The car accident attorneys at Hoyt & Blewett have represented the people of Montana for over 30 years, and have successfully won numerous seven-figure jury verdicts against insurance companies and corporations. With that said, there have been thousands of automobile-related fatalities in the United States. With an average of 7,100 weather related US automobile deaths each year, and 116,800 people injured in vehicle accidents involving snowy, slushy or icy driving conditions each year, the residents of the state of Montana are set to experience yet another dangerous winter on the roads.

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Montana’s Laws on Distracted Driving and Cell Phones

Each year in Montana, hundreds of people are seriously injured in auto and trucking accidents as a direct result of distracted drivers who talk and/or text on their cell phones.  This has become such a serious problem that numerous cities across Montana have implemented ordinances banning the use of hand held devices while driving. Continue reading “Montana’s Laws on Distracted Driving and Cell Phones”

Denial of Medical Payment Insurance Benefits

Every state in the country, including Montana, requires that drivers carry a minimum amount of auto liability insurance to protect others against the negligence of those operating motor vehicles.  Unfortunately, the minimum liability insurance limits imposed by state legislatures are never high enough to adequately compensate the victims of auto accidents who are seriously injured as a result of another driver’s negligence.

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