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It's important to understand your rights after a car accident

No one ever plans to be injured in a car accident, but it happens every day in Montana. When it happens, it throws whatever plans you did have out the window. Suddenly you have to deal not only with a wrecked car, but with pain, lost time from work, medical appointments and sometimes the inability to get around or do the things you used to do.

Car accidents have financial consequences, and after you've been in one you find yourself dealing with insurance companies. If the accident was the fault of the other driver, you have to deal not only with your own insurance company, but the other driver's as well. Since this isn't something you do every day, it can be confusing and stressful.

After being injured in a car accident it's important to know that it may not be the best option to accept an early offer from an insurance company to settle your claim for pain and suffering. Such an offer may be for much less than your claim is worth, and it may comes with a catch - by accepting it you may waive your right to bring a claim in the future, even if your injuries get worse.

When a Montana resident is injured in a car accident caused by a negligent driver, the civil justice system provides important rights. Accident victims have the right to fair compensation for injuries, including compensation for out-of-pocket losses like medical expenses and lost income, as well as compensation for general losses, like pain and suffering. Understanding your rights can help you put the car accident in your rearview mirror and move on with life.

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