Hurt in a Montana car accident? You may have plenty of questions about your recovery. The problem is, getting answers may not be easy. 

That’s where your Montana car accident lawyer can help. If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, check out the FAQ below. Then, seek out claim-specific answers from a lawyer who can get you results. 

How long do I have to file a Montana car accident claim?

In Montana, you only have three years to file a lawsuit. If you don’t file a claim within that time, your claim may be dismissed, barring you from compensation. Fortunately, your lawyer can help you act quickly to get your compensation. 

No one was hurt in the car accident—do I still have to report it? 

Even if no one was injured in the accident, property damage may require a report. If the damage seems to be worth more than $1,000, you may be required to report your accident as soon as possible. If you don’t report the accident, you may face legal penalties. 

Can I still sue if I was partly at fault for my accident? 

Accidents are rarely the fault of one person. But that doesn’t mean you should take the blame for your accident. Your compensation may be reduced by the amount of fault you accept. For example, if you accept 25 percent of the fault, you may only receive 75 percent of your compensation. 

That can impact your recovery, making it difficult to overcome your losses and get compensated fairly. Worse, if you’re found more at fault than the other party, your claim may be dismissed, leaving you without compensation. Talk to your lawyer about defending yourself against accusations of fault. 

Shouldn’t my insurance company cover my car accident damages? 

Montana requires liability insurance, meaning the person responsible for the accident is liable for the injuries. But the insurance company may be unwilling to pay out for your claim. If you’re struggling to get a settlement from your insurance company or a third-party insurer, reach out for legal help. 

What if I can’t afford a car accident lawyer? 

If you’re hurt in a serious car accident, getting a car accident lawyer can make a big difference. We work on contingency fees, which means we’re paid a percentage of your settlement. That means you don’t pay out of pocket, and you don’t pay if we don’t win your claim. That keeps our services focused on your needs when you’re hurt in a car accident. 

Reach Out for Answers from a Montana Car Crash Lawyer 

When you’re hurt in a serious car accident, getting compensated may not be easy. You may already have more questions than answers. 

Luckily, the lawyers at Craig Swapp & Associates are here to help. If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, seek out a free consultation, where we’ll review your claim, answer your questions, and help you get started on getting compensated. Give us a call at 1-800-404-9000, or fill out the online claim form below. 

Written By: Ryan Swapp     Legal Review By: Craig Swapp