If you have been injured in an car crash, you need to act fast. At Billings Injury Lawyer, we can act quickly to protect your rights and seek maximum compensation for your accident-related injuries and losses.
When you are unexpectedly injured in an auto accident, your life changes in the blink of an eye. All of the sudden, you have medical bills that you need to pay, you need to get your car repaired, and you need to do it all while you try to come to grips with what happened. You probably missed time from work, and you may miss more time in the future.
At Billings Injury Lawyer, we provide experienced and aggressive legal representation for individuals who have been injured in auto accidents in Montana. Attorney Joe Frick is licensed in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, and Kansas, and he has been named a Top Ten Personal Injury Attorney by the National Association of Personal Injury Attorneys. Joe Frick knows what it takes to win fair compensation for auto accident victims, and he is passionate about protecting his clients against the insurance companies that want them to recover as little as possible.
Although negligent driving is a major cause of car crashes, there are countless other issues that can lead to auto accidents. At Billings Injury Lawyer, we represent clients in all types of auto accident claims. In every case, we investigate and identify all responsible parties to maximize our clients’ financial recoveries.
Some of the other potential causes of auto accidents and accident-related injuries that can entitle victims to seek financial compensation include:
Vehicle defects are far more common than most people realize. Each year, auto manufacturers and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recall millions of vehicles for known safety-related issues. When airbags, ignition switches, faulty brakes, tire components, and other issues lead to car crashes and injuries, manufacturers and dealers can be held financially responsible for the victims’ losses.
An employer may be held liable if the individual who caused the accident was driving for work. If the employee is not properly licensed or qualified, or if the employer knows or should have known that the employee could cause an accident, the employer may be held liable for their employees’ negligence under a legal doctrine known as “respondeat superior.”
Another cause of car crashes are improper road design and road maintenance issues. From inadequate lighting to unrepaired potholes, in many cases state highway agencies and private contractors can be held liable for accidents caused by road defects.
In any case, there are certain steps that you can take to protect your legal rights. The cause of the accident may not be known at first. However, a Billings personal injury lawyer will investigate the cause of the accident for you, and the key for you right now is simply to make sure that you get the help needed to recover the compensation deserved.
Seek medical attention for your injuries. If you do not require emergency medical treatment at the scene of the accident, you should consult your doctor as soon as possible. Be sure to describe the situation and the accident to your doctor in as much detail as possible so that the doctor may perform all the necessary testing so that your receive a comprehensive diagnosis.
Follow your doctor’s advice. Following your doctor’s advice is the best way to make sure that you recover as completely and quickly as possible, and you do not want the insurance companies to be able to claim that you made your condition worse by returning to work or engaging in other activities too
Collect as much evidence as possible to support your claim. Take photos of everything (the accident scene, the damage to each vehicle, and your injuries), collect names and contact information from any witnesses, and make sure to keep copies of any bills and receipts related to your medical treatment and other accident-related
Once you report the accident, avoid speaking with your insurance adjuster. At Billings Injury Lawyer, we will deal with the insurance companies for you. You need to avoid giving a recorded statement or supplying the insurance companies with any other information that they may later try to use against you. Remember, it is their job to pay as little as possible for any claim.
Seek experienced legal representation before you make any decisions about your claim. You should never assume that you were at fault in an accident, and you should never accept an insurance settlement without first making sure that it will fully cover your accident-related losses. At Billings Injury Lawyer, we can walk you through all of the steps you need to take to protect your legal rights and help you avoid settling too