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Why You Need an Attorney After Your Montana Car Accident

Why You Need an Attorney After Your Montana Car Crash If you were recently involved in a collision, you may be asking yourself: Do I need a lawyer for my accident? The most important thing you should know is that you not only have the right to speak with an attorney before making any decisions … Continued

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Will Insurance Cover Me if I Was Hit By a Car?

It can be dangerous walking down the street, especially in high traffic areas with little to no pedestrian walking space. If you were a pedestrian hit by a car and you were injured, insurance should cover your medical expenses in one way or another. 1. Your Own Auto Insurance If you also drive when you … Continued

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How Do You Prove Negligence After a Car Crash in Montana?

How Do You Determine Auto Accident Negligence? Law students spend a large portion of the first year of law school learning about all sorts of different torts intentional or otherwise. However, in practice, most cases of personal injury are based on negligence. Common law negligence has evolved over the centuries to include four elements. 1. … Continued

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How Do You Treat Whiplash After An Auto Accident?

How Do You Treat Whiplash? Have you heard the phrase, “Your internet search is not a replacement for my medical degree?” This article is intended to be a starting point for whiplash treatment. The letters after my name above do not qualify me to give medical advice. I am not a medical doctor. I am … Continued

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What Is the Difference Between First-Party and Third-Party Insurance Claims?

After an auto accident who pays for the damages? The short answer is the insurance company, but which one: theirs or yours? That depends on who was at fault and with whom you file a claim. First-party insurance claims are filed with your insurance, whereas third-party insurance claims are filed with the other driver’s insurance. … Continued

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Car Accidents Caused by Animals: How to Avoid Hitting an Animal

Animal-Related Car Accidents: How to Avoid Hitting an Animal As the temperature begins to drop, wildlife will inevitably venture closer and closer to roads and human civilization. Such familiarity means that deer, moose, and elk will be crossing the road, and drivers need to be prepared to avoid crashing into our animal friends. Car accidents … Continued

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Winter Driving Tips for Montana Roads

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 17 percent of vehicle crashes occur during winter conditions. However, during a Montana snowstorm it can feel like every single turn of the steering wheel might result in an accident. The Advocates can help you if you have been injured in a car accident, but … Continued

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What to Do if Hit by an Unlicensed or Underage Driver

If you have the bad luck to be hit by an underage driver, do not despair. Treat the accident as you would any other accident, and let the consequences fall where they may for the young person. Always Report an Accident with an Underage Driver Any time you are in an accident, report it to … Continued

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Why Is It Important to File an Accident Report with Police?

If you have recently been in a car accident you may be wondering how many people you have to tell and if you should file an accident report. While you may get away with keeping the incident from your spouse, you cannot really get away with keeping it from everyone. You should always call the … Continued

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Winter Vehicle Prep Checklist

At The Advocates we can help if you have been injured in a car accident, but we would all feel better if everyone stayed safe this winter. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one the best things you can do to avoid an accident before you even back out of your driveway is … Continued

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Tips to Avoid Endangering First Responders During Traffic Stops

Tips to Avoid Endangering First Responders During Traffic Stops In the late evening of November 18, 2016, Utah State Trooper Eric Ellsworth was sent to protect passing vehicles from a downed power line on State Road 13 in Northern Utah. After arriving at the scene, Trooper Ellsworth directed traffic away from the downed power lines. … Continued

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Essential Items for Your Winter Safety Kit

Essential Items for Your Montana Winter Safety Kit Winter driving comes with all sorts of hazards. Even if you plan to stay close to civilization during the long winter months in Montana, it pays to be prepared in case of sudden weather changes or unexpected vehicle problems. The best advice The Advocates can give is … Continued

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Montana Snowplow Safety Tips

Montana Snowplow Safety Tips Winter is upon us, and so is the snow. Snowplows will be out to make the roads safe, but driving while they’re out means following basic snowplow safety. Follow our tips to remain safe around them this winter. Do Not Pass a Snowplow Snowplows typically operate well below the posted speed … Continued

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What to Do After an Accident: Top 5 Things to Do Immediately

Nobody expects to be in an accident when they travel in a car. Yet, every day, millions of people all throughout the United States are hurt in car accidents, and few are prepared for the aftermath. Car accidents happen in the flash of an instant and can be jarring events, leaving even the hardiest of … Continued

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Top 5 Most Dangerous Car Accidents

While no two car accidents are ever the same, some are more deadly than others. Certain factors determine the severity of a particular car accident. The speed of the impact. The make and models of the vehicles involved. Whether or not the passengers were wearing seat belts. All of these factors contribute to the most … Continued