Work with a Skilled Car Accident Attorney
The expert car accident attorneys of Tipp Coburn Schandelson PC provide comprehensive legal services to Missoula, MT, automobile drivers who have been victims of a negligent driver. We will fight to ensure you receive the full amount for your damages now, and in the future. Being involved in a motor vehicle accident is a stressful time, and is usually worse if you suffered an injury. You should consult with an attorney right away, regardless of whether you suffered an injury, for assistance in obtaining compensation for damages. Contact our law firm today to schedule your consultation.
Working with Tipp Coburn Schandelson PC
If you were injured in a car accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence, the experienced attorneys at Tipp Coburn Schandelson PC can provide you with expert legal assistance and representation. During your free consultation with one of our attorneys, we will carefully review your case and discuss the legal options available to you.
If we believe your case is viable, we will further investigate and review the evidence to build a strong case against the at-fault driver. We will gather photographs and any additional evidence, along with witness statements. We will also gather your medical information and bills regarding any injuries you sustained in the accident. We can assist you with the insurance filing process as well.
Compensation for Damages
We will aggressively seek compensation for damages from either the insurance company or the negligent driver if you suffered any injuries, such as burns, broken bones, or traumatic brain injury, in a car accident. We will pursue compensation for any past, present, and potential future medical bills, including long-term care for any medical expenses related to your injuries. If your injuries caused you to miss work or inhibited your ability to work, we will also seek compensation for your lost wages. We will pursue damages for your pain and suffering, as well as compensation for reduced quality of life for more severe, life-altering injuries. We will also ensure the damage sustained to your vehicle is also covered.
We can handle any communication with the opposing party’s insurance company, and will negotiate with the opposing party in an attempt to settle your case prior to trial.
There are several different settings in which we will pursue compensation. First, we will assist you in the filing of any insurance claims to ensure they do not persuade you to settle for less compensation than what is reasonable and adequate for your injuries. We can handle any communication with the opposing party’s insurance company. We will also negotiate with the opposing party in an attempt to settle your case prior to trial. If these attempts are unsuccessful, we will provide you with aggressive legal representation in court.
Montana Car Accident Laws
Montana’s statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit after a car accident is three years from the date of the accident. This limit does not apply to filing insurance claims after an accident. You should check with your own insurance company, as well as the company for the opposing driver, to find out what deadlines may apply. We can help you throughout the insurance claims process to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Montana also has a comparative fault law, which prohibits drivers from recovering damages if they are more than 50% at fault for an accident. If you are at fault, but 50% or less, you can recover damages, less the percentage you are found at fault. Montana requires drivers to demonstrate “financial responsibility”, which most accomplish by purchasing car insurance. Those who do not purchase car insurance must have other means to provide financial responsibility in the event of an accident.
Schedule Your Free Consultation
If you or a loved one suffered an injury in a car accident, it is important to work with an experienced attorney who can help you navigate this complex area of the law. Contact our law firm today to schedule your consultation.
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