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Montana Car Accident Lawyer


How do I know I have a case?

Automobile accident cases are built by determining who was at fault for the crash. No two accidents are the same, so figuring out which driver caused the crash can be a tricky endeavor. Even responding police officers, who have seen dozens of accidents occasionally make mistakes by assigning blame to the wrong party. Luckily, the attorneys at The Advocates are experts in determining liability. If you are the victim of a car accident and have been injured, our attorneys are ready to answer all of your questions and help determine if you have a case worth pursuing.

How long will the process take?

The duration of personal injury cases is typically measured by the severity of the injuries suffered. We would never settle your case until you have been completely released from medical treatment for your injuries. We want to ensure the at-fault insurance carrier pays for all of the necessary medical expenses stemming from your accident.

How much this cost me?

The Advocates charge no upfront out-of-pockets fees. Our firm takes cases on a contingency basis. This means you will not have to pay anything until your case settles and you receive compensation. Our fees are simply a percentage of the overall total settlement we helped you receive.

What sort of settlement should I expect?

Put simply, our job as advocates is to make your life whole again. In order to accomplish this, we focus on obtaining compensation to cover any large expenses and losses you may have incurred following your accident:

  • Hospital bills
  • Physical therapy and chiropractic treatments
  • Childcare
  • Lost wages for missed time from work
  • Personal time

Our attorneys understand that one can’t put a price on pain and suffering. We know all too well how fast medical bills can accumulate, and no one wants to go into debt. So as your advocate, we will fight for every available dollar of compensation in order to make your life whole.

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Why should I hire a Injury attorney?

Actually, hiring an attorney is in your best interests. Statistics have proven that hiring an attorney to represent you after an accident will drastically increase the amount of your recovery. Our attorneys have decades of experience negotiating with insurance companies and navigating the arcane maze required to settle a case. Contact The Advocates today for a free evaluation of your case.

Will I have to go to court?

You will not have to appear in court unless your case goes into litigation. Since the majority of cases settle before going to litigation, it’s highly likely you will never see a courtroom. However, if your case does go to trial, our attorneys have decades of experience arguing cases before judges and juries.

Car Accident Settlements and Verdicts

An automobile accident is a serious matter. Car accidents can produce untold amounts of stress, trauma, and even life-threatening injuries. Forbes recently reported that the average person will file an insurance claim for a collision once every 17.9 years. According to these numbers, the average driver can expect to suffer 3 to 4 accidents during their lifetime. For most people, a car accident is not a matter of if, but when.

Unfortunately, Montana is not exempt from these harrowing statistics. Car crash victims often face considerable costs following their accident, missed time from work, and irreparable damage to their normal routine and lifestyle. Don’t worry! The Advocates Law is here to help. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, our attorneys will help make your life whole again.

Car Accident Statistics in Montana

Every year, thousands of people in Montana are involved in life changing accidents. Montana has some frightening statistics with regard to motor vehicle crashes. For example, in Montana, around 27% of crashes produced serious injuries in 2015. Furthermore, the same report shows that 26% of crashes resulted in some form of injury. The range of minor to severe injuries is a serious problem for those involved.

Apart from injuries, Montana’s fatality statistics are troubling as well. In 2014, 51% of motor vehicle deaths nationally occurred in rural areas. This percentage was 93% in the state of Montana. According to the Billings Gazette, the number of highway fatalities jumped 17% in 2015. In the same article of the Billings Gazette, Mike Tooley, the director of Montana’s Department of Transportation summarizes three main factors contributing to these statistics, “colossal lack of seat belt use,” “folks are speeding,” and alcohol use. Similarly, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports Montana has the third highest proportion (70%) compared to other states of deaths in single-vehicle crashes.

In recent years, Montana has been rated as one of the most dangerous states for drivers. This is, in part, due to the high numbers of drunk drivers. In 2014, according to IIHS, Montana had the highest estimated percentage (49%) of fatally injured drivers with blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 (the number considered alcohol-impaired by law). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 1.9% of people report driving after drinking too much nationally. This number is 3.4% in Montana. Fortunately, concerted efforts have lowered the rates of drunk driving and alcohol-involved crashes in recent years.

How Would A Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me?

Our attorneys have worked with hundreds of cases similar to your own. The Advocates know the best way to help you receive the fairest possible settlement.
The Advocates can help guide you through the challenging maze of claims and procedures required to resolve your claim. Some of these obstacles include the bureaucracy of insurance companies, complex legal procedures, convoluted medical terms, and the mountains of paperwork needed to reach a settlement.

What Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

Our attorneys are experienced in the types of cases they receive. Because of this, our attorneys can tell you from the beginning whether hiring an attorney is the best solution. If there is a small likelihood that you will win your case, you can avoid the expense, stress, and hassle of preparing for litigation.
Because every case is different, determining a definitive level of fair compensation can be challenging. The value of your case depends largely on the unique details in your case. Each car accident case is considered individually and multiple factors are considered including a person’s suffering, pain, etc.

Statute of Limitations

The Statute of Limitations is the duration of time a car accident victim has to file a legal claim. During this time, you must act to retrieve any and all lost compensation for injuries, medical bills, etc. In the state of Montana, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is just 3 years. This means any involvement in an accident (including drunk driving, head-on collisions, running a red light, etc.) has a deadline of three years for the case to be filed.

Free Consultations / Contingency

The Advocates Law offers free consultations. This includes phone calls, chats (operated through our website) email, etc. When you call The Advocates Law, you can speak with an attorney without delay. This differs from other personal injury law firms where they will simply pencil you in for an appointment. With The Advocates, an attorney will give you advice and help review your case on the spot and without delay. We are here to help.

The Advocates Law also works on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not have to pay an attorney’s fee unless your case is successfully resolved. We only get paid if you do.