Law Firm of Edmiston & Colton
Free Initial Consultation
Call 406-545-0889


In Verdicts And Settlements


65 Years

Combined Legal Experience


Cases Resolved

View Blog Navigation

Car accident injuries aren't always immediately apparent

In the immediate aftermath of a serious car accident, Montana emergency responders will check whether anyone is injured. If a person's injuries are not obvious, they will ask the person if they feel alright. Often the answer is yes. But all too often someone who initially did not think they were injured begins to experience pain, stiffness and other symptoms hours or even days later.

Delayed onset of symptoms is common with soft-tissue injuries. The ligaments and muscles of the neck and back are often strained, sprained or torn in an auto accident. These injuries don't show up on x-rays. But that doesn't mean they aren't real. Soft tissue injuries can lead to agonizing pain and permanent disability.

Insurance companies like to minimize the seriousness of soft tissue injuries. Sometimes they will even claim the victim has suffered no injury at all. In pursuing compensation after a car accident, it is critical to thoroughly review all the medical records and work with the victim's doctors to put together a solid presentation for settlement negotiations or trial.

When another driver is at fault in the accident, victims are entitled to compensation for their injuries. Insurance companies have a legal obligation to pay damages up to the limits of their policy when liability is proven.

At the Billings law firm of Edmiston & Colton we have been helping Montana residents recover compensation for car accident injuries since 1987. We know the games insurance companies play and we know how to stand up to them. We are committed to seeking all the compensation our clients deserve, including medical expenses, lost income, disability and pain and suffering.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Your Future Can Be Brighter

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Super Lawyers American Assciation For Justice The Best Lawyers In America State Bar Of Montana

Keep In Touch


Law Firm of Edmiston & Colton
310 Grand Ave
Billings, MT 59101

Toll Free: 877-413-7681
Phone: 406-545-0889
Fax: 406-259-1094
Map & Directions

Review Us