Car Accident Attorney

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If you have been involved in a serious car accident, you might feel overwhelmed, scared about the future, and unsure where to turn to next. You could also be suffering from life-changing injuries.

The car accident attorneys of Tipp Coburn & Associates PC provide comprehensive legal services. We will fight to ensure you receive maximum compensation for your losses now – and in the future. 

What steps should I take if I've been involved in a wreck?

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"After 55 years of providing legal services, and over 130 combined years assisting clients, we have the knowledge, training, and creativity needed to give you the quality representation you deserve. " Tipp Coburn & Associates PC

Just how many people are affected by car accidents?

...and more than 32,000 car accident victims lose their lives.

*According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

The Importance of Determining the Cause 

Because the cause of the accident often relates to who is responsible for paying damages, the cause will greatly dictate how our injury lawyers pursue your automobile accident claim.

For example:

  • If your accident was caused by a reckless driver, our law firm will attempt to collect compensation from the driver's insurance company.
  • If your accident was caused by a defective auto part, we will pursue a lawsuit against the manufacturer, designer, or assembler. 

Illustrating the cause of your accident is difficult to do on your own, but our auto accident attorneys have successfully represented car crash victims for many years. If we believe your case is viable, we will further investigate and review the evidence to build a strong case against the at-fault party. We will gather photographs and any additional evidence, along with witness statements. We will also gather your medical information and bills regarding any injuries you sustained in the accident. We can assist you with the insurance filing process as well.

Your Options following an Accident

In many cases, we will begin by attempting to recover compensation from an insurance company. If we believe that the insurance company is acting in bad faith or not fully compensating you for damages caused by the automobile accident, we may pursue a lawsuit to try to reach a settlement or secure a jury award that covers the true extent of your losses.

Working with Tipp Coburn & Associates PC

If you were injured in a car accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence, the experienced attorneys at Tipp Coburn & Associates PC can provide you with expert legal assistance and representation. During your free consultation with one of our attorneys, we will carefully review your case and discuss the legal options available to you. 

Compensation for Damages

We will aggressively seek compensation for damages from either the insurance company or the negligent driver if you suffered any injuries, such as burns, broken bones, or traumatic brain injury, in a car accident. We will pursue compensation for any past, present, and potential future medical bills, including long-term care for any medical expenses related to your injuries. If your injuries caused you to miss work or inhibited your ability to work, we will also seek compensation for your lost wages. We will pursue damages for your pain and suffering, as well as compensation for reduced quality of life for more severe, life-altering injuries. We will also ensure the damage sustained to your vehicle is also covered.

We can handle any communication with the opposing party’s insurance company, and will negotiate with the opposing party in an attempt to settle your case prior to trial.

There are several different settings in which we will pursue compensation. First, we will assist you in the filing of any insurance claims to ensure they do not persuade you to settle for less compensation than what is reasonable and adequate for your injuries. We can handle any communication with the opposing party’s insurance company. We will also negotiate with the opposing party in an attempt to settle your case prior to trial. If these attempts are unsuccessful, we will provide you with aggressive legal representation in court.

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Montana Car Accident Laws

Montana’s statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit after a car accident is three years from the date of the accident. This limit does not apply to filing insurance claims after an accident. You should check with your own insurance company, as well as the company for the opposing driver, to find out what deadlines may apply. We can help you throughout the insurance claims process to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Montana also has a comparative fault law, which prohibits drivers from recovering damages if they are more than 50% at fault for an accident. If you are at fault, but 50% or less, you can recover damages, less the percentage you are found at fault. Montana requires drivers to demonstrate “financial responsibility”, which most accomplish by purchasing car insurance. Those who do not purchase car insurance must have other means to provide financial responsibility in the event of an accident.

The Tipp Coburn & Associates team

Tipp Coburn & Associates PC

Our attorneys have been fighting for Montanans since 1959. Over the years, we have represented more than 7,500 clients and helped them recover millions of dollars in compensation. We are affiliated with renowned legal organizations, including The National Trial Lawyers and the Montana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

To schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys, request a case review online or call us at (406) 549-5186. 

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