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Injured in a car crash? As an experienced Montana car accident lawyer, let me help

Car accidents according to Montana’s Highway Patrol, in 2018 Montana had 152 deaths resulting from car accidents, 554 serious injuries resulting from car accidents, and 3183 accidents in which other injuries were reported. In 2018 a total of 22734 car accidents were reported to the Montana Highway Patrol.

If you were injured in a car accident, truck accident, or motorcycle accident, whether by suffering injuries or losing a loved one in an accident, contact CD MEYER LAW FIRM. For roughly two decades I have worked with individuals and families, helping them recover the compensation to which they are entitled as a result of car accidents. I have experience and skill that can help you. I am here to fight for you and your rights.

Call me at (406) 522-0067 or contact me to learn how I can help you after an accident

The National Trial Lawyers
9.1Christopher D Meyer

What to do after a car accident

You should take stock of your and your passengers’ physical condition after a crash. If you are injured, then you should get medical help.

Regardless of whether anyone is hurt, you must file a police report regarding an accident. Call 911 or your local police’s nonemergency number to report the accident.

If you are able to do so without aggravating your injury, then ask for the other driver’s name, contact information, and insurance information. If there are witnesses, ask for their names and contact information.

You should speak with an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as you can. At CD MEYER LAW FIRM, I will help you get the information you need after an accident, I will investigate the accident, and I will help you with your case

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    Common causes of car accidents in Montana

    Collisions may occur because of

    • Speeding
    • Distracted driving
    • Fatigue
    • Drunk driving 
    • Reckless driving
    • Failing to yield right of way
    • Driving too fast for road conditions (snow, ice, rain, etc)
    • Driving wrong way.

    If you are injured in a car accident in Montana, then you should contact me.

    I will review your situation and advise you about the potential value of your claim.

     Although insurance companies may push you for an early settlement of your claims, you may need considerable time to know the impact of injuries on your life and work. 

    I will help you evaluate your injuries, deal with insurance companies, and advocate tenaciously for you.

    Car Accident Injuries

    Although some car accidents involve minor collisions with no injuries, many crashes involve substantial collisions and result in serious injuries. Common car accident injuries include but are not limited to

    • Whiplash and related neck injuries
    • Soft tissue strains and injuries
    • Lacerations
    • Facial disfigurement and scarring
    • Broken teeth
    • Broken bones
    • Concussions
    • Traumatic brain injuries
    • Hearing loss (airbag explosions)
    • Spinal cord injuries

    Car Accident Compensation

    The possible value of your claims from a car accident depends upon the nature and extent of your injuries. For injuries you suffer because of someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to recover your full damages.

    Recover” is the critical word. Your compensation is not a gift but it is the law’s attempt to compensate you for your losses resulting from an accident. Car accident compensation, or damages, typically include past and future

    • Medical bills
    • Lost income
    • Disability
    • Disfigurement
    • Pain and suffering
    • Emotional distress
    • Loss of consortium
    • Property damages

    In addition to compensatory damages you may also be entitled to punitive damages that are intended to punish a wrongdoer. Punitive damages are rarely awarded in car accident cases, but they may be available in extreme situations in which a driver is extraordinarily reckless. If you were injured in such a case, then please call me at (406) 522-0067.

    Making a car accident claim

    Typical insurance issues

    Claims against insurance companies sometimes go smoothly, but there are times when you will benefit from the help of an experienced attorney. Typical insurance issues that can arise after a car accident include

    If you believe that your claim was wrongly denied, then please call me as soon as you can.

    Insurers may quickly offer you a low settlement offer, then push you to take the offer. You should be skeptical of any initial offer. It may be far less than the compensation to which you are entitled under Montana law. You have the right to say no to insurance company offers and to seek higher settlements.

    Under Montana law insurance companies must treat you fairly and process your claim in good faith. If you feel that you have been unfairly treated or that the insurance company is acting in bad faith, then please call me. You may have a claim against an insurance company because of its bad faith.

    If you lost a loved one due to an accident, then please give me a call. I will investigate what happened and advise you about filing a wrongful death lawsuit. If you are a family member of someone killed in a car accident, then you may have the right to file a lawsuit to get compensation for

    • Medical bills
    • Funeral and burial expenses
    • Loss of inheritance
    • Loss of the loved one’s financial contributions to your family
    • Loss of love and companionship
    • Loss of the loved one’s services

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      CD MEYER LAW FIRM, PLLC
      1 East Main, Suite 203 
      Bozeman, Montana 59771

      Please send correspondence to:
      P.O. Box 1172, Bozeman, Montana 59771