If you drive during rush hour, chances are that you listen to the traffic report in order to avoid congestion due to heavy volume or traffic accidents. With over 250,000 vehicles, and over 200,000 registered drivers on the road, you’ve probably been caught in backed-up traffic due to an accident. Because of the heavy volume of drivers, statistics estimate that we each have about a 20% chance of ending up in a fatal collision.
According to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), of the 6 million car accidents that occur on our nation’s highways each year, over 40,000 are fatal passenger car accidents. An additional two million people end up with permanent injuries. Almost one third of these accidents are head on collisions. No matter the cause of the accident, whether alcohol related or negligence, traffic accidents cause injuries requiring medical care.
“My shoulder was injured in a car accident. When I tried to settle with the other driver’s insurance company, they refused to pay for damage to my car, medical bills or lost wages. Some of these fees I was unable to pay and ended up in collections. My friend suggested I should contact a law firm. I did just that and they stepped in, taking care of everything. The damage to my car, medical bills and lost wages were all paid by the other drivers insurance company thanks to their expert help. My own insurance company even gave me a policy limits settlement. If anyone I know ever gets injured in a car accident, I will be recommend they contact a law firm.
– Caroline S.
If you’re one of the victims in these numbers, chances are your life and your family’s life has been seriously altered. Whether you were in a small or large accident, you’re no doubt faced with medical bills and lost wages, and the pain and suffering from severe injuries or loss of a loved one’s life are indescribable.
Given the emotional and mental stress caused by the accident, having to deal with the insurance adjuster is not in your best interest. The task can be quite daunting given the guidelines you’re supposed to follow after an accident. But if you contact a law firm, they can take the worry out of dealing with your claim. They make sure the insurance company knows you’ve filed a claim, handle everything necessary with reporting to the state, and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Know Your Entitlements
The benefit of working with a law firm is that they have the experience of handling car accidents and know the steps that must be taken. They care about their clients’ short and long term recovery. If you’ve been injured in an car accident due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation for all your losses. These may include the following:
- Bodily injuries
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future lost wages
- Pain, suffering, disability, disfigurement, and emotional distress
- Loss of relationship
- Loss of established course of living.
Making Sure Your Needs are Met
Car Accident Attorneys know how to deal with the insurance company, your health care providers, and even your creditors. They’ll fight for your right to have the best medical care available and to ensure that you get the best settlement for your claim.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an car accident in Billings, Missoula, Great Falls, Bozeman and Butte, or anywhere in Montana, please contact car accident attorneys today.