Auto Accidents

Montana Drivers Should Protect Themselves by Learning about Auto Insurance

Every State in the country requires that drivers carry a minimum amount of auto liability insurance coverage to provide compensation to people who suffer personal injuries in an auto or trucking accident.  The mandatory minimum insurance limits in Montana are $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident.  While these amounts may seem adequate to cover the damages suffered by most people injured in auto and trucking accidents, in most serious accidents, these amounts are far too low to compensate injured victims for their sizeable medical expenses and loss of income as a result of not being able to work. Continue reading “Montana Drivers Should Protect Themselves by Learning about Auto Insurance”

Top 5 Reasons To Retain A Car Accident Injury Lawyer in Montana

When you’re involved in a car accident, the stress of dealing with the law, insurance companies and everyone else involved can be overwhelming. Having an experienced car accident lawyer working for you can help you through the process and any personal injury lawsuit that follows the accident. Here are 5 of the top reasons to retain a lawyer after being involved in a car accident in Montana. Continue reading “Top 5 Reasons To Retain A Car Accident Injury Lawyer in Montana”

Montana Car Accident Lawyers: Dealing With Whiplash

Car Accidents are unfortunately a common occurrence in Montana and many other states. Whether the accident happens on the street or highway, those involved can be left with long-lasting post-accident injuries. One of the most common injuries is a whiplash neck injury. Whiplash is often overlooked and minimized due to a lack of understanding of the injury. While whiplash is not a life threatening injury, victims can be left with a prolonged period of partial disability. Continue reading “Montana Car Accident Lawyers: Dealing With Whiplash”

Car Accidents with Emergency Vehicles – Hoyt & Blewett

By Anders Blewett

First responders have a stressful job speeding en route to make it to a car accident. Most drivers have been around an emergency vehicle as it races to a scene with its sirens blaring. Montana law states that pedestrians and vehicles need to yield to authorized emergency vehicles with visual & audible signals. Sometimes it’s easy to pull over and make room for them, but in other situations where visibility is an issue- such as crossing an intersection or making a turn, it’s a lot more complex.

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When and Why a Car Accident Insurance Claim is Denied

When filing an insurance claim, there are always a few things to consider. You must always ensure you file your claim correctly and attach all necessary documentation, and understand that even if you have filed properly, there is no guarantee your claim will be approved or that you will be fairly compensated. The Montana car accident lawyers at Hoyt & Blewett have been handling claims against insurance companies for over 30 years, and are well versed in all areas of insurance claims and litigation. Continue reading “When and Why a Car Accident Insurance Claim is Denied”

Distracted Driving: Tips to Avoiding an Auto Accident from Montana-Area Lawyers

By Anders Blewett

Texting is a way we communicate daily with most people in our lives, but when mixed with driving, it can be a very dangerous activity. While the state legislature of Montana has failed to enact any laws prohibiting the use of a cellular phone while driving, many cities around the state have passed ordinances which restrict drivers from using cell phones.  Using a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle is distracting enough to cause an auto accident that could be fatal to you or those around you. Continue reading “Distracted Driving: Tips to Avoiding an Auto Accident from Montana-Area Lawyers”

Understanding How Different Types of Car Wrecks are Handled in the Courts

By Anders Blewett

Not all car wrecks in Montana are the same and each case presents a unique set of issues, challenges and circumstances which must be carefully considered to maximize the recovery of injured parties. To help you better understand your car wreck claim, we’ve put together some examples from recent car wrecks in Montana which demonstrate some of the factors that can affect your rights and the determination of who is at fault. Continue reading “Understanding How Different Types of Car Wrecks are Handled in the Courts”

Advice from a Montana Accident Attorney : What to do in the event of a car accident

By Anders Blewett

Even the most cautious Montana drivers may someday be involved in an accident. Accidents happen and we all face the risk of being involved in a motor vehicle accident. But what can you do if it happens to you? You should know your legal rights and duties in the event of an accident, and consult the services of a trusted Montana personal injury attorney. Continue reading “Advice from a Montana Accident Attorney : What to do in the event of a car accident”