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Auto Accident Lawyers in Great Falls, Montana

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Car WreckAuto 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.

Trust a Firm With Over 100 Years of Experience

The attorneys Hoyt & Blewett PLLC have more than 100 years of combined experience in handling car accident claims. We've handled numerous types of vehicle accidents, including 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 have 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. In other words, Hoyt & Blewett PLLC genuinely cares about our community.

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 car accident 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 car 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 & Blewett PLLC 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.

Why It's Important to Hire an Experienced Attorney

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.

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What to Do Immediately After a Car Accident

The minutes following a car accident are often the most important when it comes to establishing a workable claim with a high chance of success. You need to know what to do when interacting with the other driver, the people around the scene, and so forth. Our Montana car accident attorneys want to do all we can to help the people throughout our communities, so we have outlined a quick list of what to do immediately after any car accident.

Try to follow these steps if you get into a crash:

  • Call for help: The first thing you should do if in a violent car accident is call 911 if you are hurt, or if the crash throws debris into the road. Emergency responders can help minimize serious injuries, redirect traffic away from the crash, and so forth.
  • Never say “sorry”: When talking with any other parties involved with the car accident, avoid saying anything that sounds like an apology. Insurance companies like to take apologies and contort them into admissions of guilt later. It is better to be polite and courteous, but without saying you are sorry directly.
  • Collect evidence: Assuming you are in the right frame of health to do so, it is time to collect evidence. Photographs are great and easy to collect just by using your smartphone. Snap pictures of all vehicles, injuries, road conditions, and even the weather. You can also ask emergency responders to provide you a copy of any reports they make.
  • Talk to onlookers: People who stop to help at a car accident scene may be the same people who saw what happened. Talk to people to see if they have any useful information about a mistake made by the other driver. For example, did they see them speeding just beforehand?
  • See a doctor: If you are not taken to urgent care by an ambulance, you should still go to the hospital on your own after being cleared to leave the accident scene by the police. Receiving medical care early can help reduce the severity of your injuries and minimize your liability.
  • Call an attorney: Once things calm down and you have a spare moment, you should call (406) 233-1302 to connect with our car accident attorneys. We serve clients throughout Montana, and we can start by helping you prepare to speak with your insurance company about the crash.

Most Common Causes of Car Accidents

Why are car accidents so prevalent in Montana? The data shows that the causes of car accidents vary significantly and can be a bit unpredictable. Although, there are a few reasons why car accidents occur that appear commonly on crash accident statistics, in Montana and throughout the United States.

Common reasons why car accidents occur include:

  • Driver distraction, like texting and driving
  • Intoxicated driving
  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving

Injuries & Damages Associated with Car Accidents

Car accidents are one of the leading causes of severe injury and wrongful death across Montana, the U.S., and indeed the world. There is even a significant chance of moderate to severe injury in low-speed car accidents, such as rear-end accidents at stop signs or in parking lots.

Injuries reported in car accidents vary, but may include:

You can use our help to seek damages following a car accident, regardless of the type of severe injury you suffered. It is our goal to make certain you get as much compensation as possible from the liable party’s insurance company. Damages might include emergency medical care, hospitalization, lifelong rehabilitative therapy, missing wages, emotional trauma, lessened enjoyment of life, and pain and suffering.

Proven Results for Clients Injured in Auto Accidents

Our firm has obtained numerous substantial jury verdicts in cases involving car accidents, including:

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  • 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 Us Today to Schedule a Free Consultation!

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 car accident lawyers for a free consultation.

Our Testimonials Speak For Themselves

Read what previous clients have to say about working with us!

  • “A fine lawyer with an astute understanding of the rules of law”

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  • “I am extremely happy with my case.”

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  • “His ethics and honesty is tops and he brings honor to the profession by his commitment to his clients”

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