Common Car Accidents Questions
Insight from a Billing Car Accident Attorney
Were you involved in a car accident caused by another driver's negligence?
If so, you could seek compensation for any damages you suffered, such
as medical costs or lost wages. Being involved in a car accident can be
extremely frightening and life-altering, but it is important to remain
calm and follow certain procedures to ensure that you have the best claim
possible. Review the section below to find helpful answers on what to
do after an accident and how to proceed with a claim.
I've been involved in a car accident. What now?
Gather as much information as you can in order to document helpful evidence
regarding your accident. Write down the names, contact information, and
insurance details of all drivers involved in the accident. Never admit
fault to the other drivers involved. If there are any witnesses that saw
the accident, it is advisable to obtain their contact information too.
Record the accident by taking pictures of any damages, surrounding streets,
signs, or other factors that may prove your case. Also, speak with the
police officers who came to the scene of the accident to get their contact
information or police report number. You can also obtain this a few weeks
after the accident. When you file a claim for compensation, this information
will be extremely valuable.
Should I visit my doctor after being involved in an accident?
Even if you feel the injuries you sustained seem minor, it is important
to get medical attention. Why? They may develop into more serious injuries
over time or prove to be more severe than you realized. You should also
visit a doctor to get proper documents and evidence to prove your injuries in court.
What determines who was at fault for an accident?
Often, car accidents are caused by a driver's act of negligence. Some
examples of negligent driving include the following:
- Texting or talking on the phone
- Driving under the influence
- Lack of vehicle maintenance
- Failure to signal
If your accident was caused by a similar type of negligence, it could be
proven to be the other driver's fault. However, you will still need
to prove that the other driver primarily caused the accident due to this
What will compensation cover?
If you believe your accident was caused by another driver reckless driving,
you can seek financial compensation to cover medical expenses, rehabilitation
costs, pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, and even
wrongful death if you lost a loved one.
What if I was involved in an accident with an uninsured motorist?
In Montana, every driver is required to hold car insurance; however, nearly
15% of motorist are uninsured. If you were involved in a car accident
with a driver who has little to no car insurance, it is crucial to consult
with a car accident lawyer to obtain compensation.
If you would like further information,
Hughes Law, PLLC to speak with a knowledgeable Billings car accident attorney.