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How is Montana trying to track uninsured drivers?

On this blog, we have previously discussed the serious problems created by motorists who drive without auto insurance. Between the years 2003 and 2012, literally billions of dollars were paid out by insurance companies to cover damages caused by uninsured drivers. So, what sort of steps has the state of Montana taken in confronting the issue of uninsured drivers?

Since May 2012, the Montana Highway Patrol has used the Montana Insurance Verification System as a means of verifying if drivers are in compliance with state auto insurance laws. The system is utilized at accident scenes as well as during traffic stops. The MTIVS is required to be accessible to authorized agencies all day, every day, with the exception being during periods of maintenance.

The implementation of the MTIVS is a welcomed development in the fight to see that all Montana drivers comply with auto insurance requirements.

If you have been in an accident in which the driver of another vehicle was a fault, then their insurance status is clearly of importance. Should the driver be uninsured, you will likely be left having to pay for the damages yourself. If you have uninsured/underinsured liability coverage, then you should be able to receive compensation up to the limit provided by your policy.

When seeking compensation, you may find that having legal representation in the form of a Montana motor vehicle accident attorney can be helpful. An attorney may provide such services as performing an investigation into the accident and negotiating with insurance companies. Such services may aid you in receiving a fair financial settlement.

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