As reported by the Great Falls Tribune, Zander Blewett of the Montana personal injury law firm Hoyt and Blewett donated $20,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Cascade County, a non-profit organization in Great Falls, Montana. The funds were used to purchase a new large red van to transport at-risk youths to various after-school programs sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club. Continue reading “Great Falls Trial Lawyer Zander Blewett’s Firm Donates Van to Boys and Girls Club of Cascade County”
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.
Being involved in a car accident is a traumatic experience, however, the experience of engaging in the claims process with insurance companies can be just as traumatic. Continue reading “How to ensure you are getting fair compensation in an auto accident”
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”
Getting into an accident can be a very traumatic event, and dealing with the insurance company is often the last thing on one’s mind should be dealing with your insurance provider. But promptly reporting your insurance claim and providing supporting documentation is an important first step to ensuring that you get the settlement you deserve. The insurance claim lawyers at Hoyt & Blewett have more than 30 years of experience handling cases against insurance companies, and can assist you in reviewing and submitting your claim. If necessary, Hoyt & Blewett is well prepared to file a lawsuit against the insurance company and proceed to a jury trial. Continue reading “Tips on filing insurance claims from Montana accident attorneys”
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”
Truck accidents are a very serious issue that are responsible for numerous fatalities, injuries and accidents every year. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA), there has been a 20% increase in trucking accidents over the last 20 years. This has led to over 4000 truck accident related deaths per year in the United States. Continue reading “Truck Accidents – Advice From Montana Truck Accident Lawyers”
Bakken oil field accidents, despite claims to the contrary, are old news for Montanans. However, with the possibility of the Keystone pipeline being used to transport a large portion of Bakken field oil to coastal refineries, the range of workplace accidents that can impact workers of the Bakken oil field is changing rapidly as we move away from rail transport of crude oil and towards a cross-country pipeline. Continue reading “The Keystone Pipeline and Bakken Oil Field accidents”
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”
Economic booms from oil and gas extraction can be a mixed blessing to many residents of the Bakken Oil Field. With all the new money flowing in from the Bakken oil fields, many can forget how dangerous working on oil and gas extraction sites can be, and Bakken oil field accidents are no different from previous census data. From 2003 to 2010, 823 oil and gas extraction workers (Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages) were killed on the job. This is seven times greater than the rate for all U.S. industries. The hazards of oil field work are well documented and workers at the Bakken oil field should be aware of common hazards and dangers of working with oil rigs, and what they can do for prevention.