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Lewistown Car Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident in the state of Montana, an Advocate can help you recover.

A Lewistown Car Accident Attorney Can Help Your Case

Motor vehicle accidents are often frightening, traumatic events; many car accident victims are left with serious injuries, emotional anguish, property damage, and substantial medical bills.
If you or a family member has been injured in a car crash due to another person’s negligence, you have options. A personal injury attorney with The Montana Advocates can help you in your recovery.
We offer 100% free initial consultations. Contact our Lewiston law office today to speak with an experienced lawyer and get started on your case.

The Next Steps In Your Lewistown Car Accident Case

Injury

Immediately after your accident, check for injuries

Hire Attorney

Contact The Advocates as soon as possible to begin the road to recovery

Treatment

Seek medical treatment as soon as you can

Property Damage

Get the damage on your car assessed and fixed

Treatment Complete

Once you’ve completed treatment, your attorney will compile your medical records

Demand

Your Advocate will send a demand letter to the other party

Frequently Asked Questions

Not every accident requires an attorney. However, if the accident resulted in injuries or significant property damage, it is a good idea to contact a lawyer. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you navigate the claims process, which can be lengthy and complex.
Your attorney will build your case, keep track of your medical records, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent you in court if necessary. Studies have shown that accident victims who hire a personal injury lawyer can receive settlements up to 3.5 times larger than if they settled on their own.

You will pay nothing out-of-pocket when you hire an Advocate.
Your initial consultation with us is always 100% free. There are never any upfront costs or hidden fees.
Our attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means that our attorney fees are calculated as a percentage of your settlement. We don’t get paid unless we win your case and you receive a settlement.
For more information on how settlements and payment work, please see our contingency fee information page.

The best way to know if you have a case is to speak with an attorney. The Advocates offer free consultations—you can speak with a qualified legal team to understand what your case is worth without paying a dime. Once you have decided to hire an Advocate, we will investigate your accident to firmly establish liability.

Every personal injury case is different. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to accident claims. The length of the claims process will depend on the severity of your injuries, the willingness of the other party to settle, the court’s caseload, and more.
In general, personal injury cases can take anywhere from several months to a few years. It’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to get your case started. Each state has a statute of limitations for personal injury cases, after which you will lose your right of action.

When you hire The Advocates, we will begin investigating your accident immediately while you finish medical treatment. Once all evidence and medical records have been compiled, your attorney will send a demand letter to the other party’s insurance company. At this point, negotiations will begin.
In many cases, a settlement can be reached during negotiations. If the other party refuses to make a fair offer, you may choose to file a suit. In the litigation phase, your attorney will represent you in court in front of a judge, jury, and/or arbitrator.

A Team of Car Accident Professionals Assigned to Your Case

For nearly 30 years, The Advocates have helped thousands of personal injury victims receive the compensation and care they deserve after their accidents, and we are prepared to do the same for you. 
We can help you:

  • Understand the claims process
  • Investigate your accident
  • Build your case
  • Negotiate with insurance adjusters

We only get paid if we win your case!


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Montana Car Accident Statistics


Montana state car accident statistics  

  • From 2017-2021, an average of 220 people died on Montana roads each year.
  • Montana ranks highest in the nation for animal-involved fatal crashes.
  • Distracted driving contributes to more than 30% of all Montana car accidents annually.
  • According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in 2021, Montana ranked 5th in the nation for number of traffic deaths per 100,000 people.
  • Montana’s Comprehensive Highway Safety Plan outlined a five-year average goal of 172 traffic fatalities from 2016-2020. Unfortunately, the actual five-year average for that time period was 208.
  • The state’s goal for the serious injury five-year average during the same years was 796; Montana met the goal and had an actual five-year average of 755.

Common causes of Lewistown car accidents

  • Impaired driving: Montana has one of the highest drunk driving fatality rates in the nation.
  • Distracted driving: Montana is the only state in the country with no texting and driving ban.
  • Adverse weather conditions: Snow, ice, and fog can create dangerous driving conditions.
  • Animals on the roadway: Montana has hundreds of thousands of deer that can act as road hazards, especially in rural areas.
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Common car accident injuries 

Depending on the nature of your accident, auto accident injuries can range from mild to life-threatening. Some common vehicle collision injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Broken bones and teeth
  • Whiplash
  • Lacerations and bruising

Lewistown, Montana Personal Injury Law FAQs


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What damages can I seek in a car accident case?

Every accident claim is different—there is no way to accurately gauge how much a case is worth without knowing the factual details and circumstances of the accident.
As a general guideline, some commonly sought personal injury damages are listed below:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages and loss of future earnings
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Funeral and burial expenses in the case of wrongful death

The best way to know how much your case is worth is to speak with a personal injury attorney. The Lewistown Advocates offer free consultations to help you determine whether you have a valid case.

What is the statute of limitations for car accidents in Lewistown?

Every personal injury case is subject to a statute of limitations. This is a time limit for filing a claim; after time is up, the plaintiff loses their ability to file.
In Montana, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally 3 years. Various factors may shorten or lengthen the amount of time you have to file, so it’s important to speak to a Montana personal injury lawyer as soon as you believe you have a case. They will be able to let you know how much time you have to file.

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How do I know who is liable for my car accident?

An investigation may be conducted to determine liability for your accident. Montana is a comparative negligence state—this means that all parties involved in an accident can be found partially liable.
Being found partially liable for your accident does not mean you will not be able to recover damages. As long as you are no more than 50% liable, you may seek compensation. The amount of your settlement, however, will be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to you.
For example, if you are found to be 25% at fault for your accident, your potential settlement will be reduced by 25%.


When Should I Hire a Lewistown Personal Injury Attorney?


If you were seriously injured in your accident, it is a good idea to seek medical attention and contact an auto accident lawyer as soon as possible. There are several reasons for this:

  • In most cases, you must finish treatment before your case can settle (your settlement amount will be largely based on the extent of your medical expenses).
  • The sooner we start on your case, the easier it will be to gather evidence.
  • Negotiations with insurance companies can take a long time.
  • If the statute of limitations expires before a settlement is reached, your attorney will need to take your case to court, extending the timeline significantly.

The Advocates personal injury law firm has more than 30 years of experience helping car accident victims get their lives back after their crash. Our team will listen to your story, build your case, and negotiate with insurance providers to get you fair compensation for your damages.
Our Montana law offices are run by attorneys and staff who are local to the area, just like you. We can help you find excellent care providers and auto body shops right here in Lewistown. We can even help communicate with your employer regarding your accident.
After a car crash, you deserve competent legal services and compassionate care. You deserve an Advocate.

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