Insurance for Lost Wages, Not Only Medical Bills

Automobile insurance companies must also pay for lost wages when liability is reasonably clear.

As with medical bills, the insurance company must pay a reasonable amount of lost wages until the injured party is released to return back to work. The same criteria applies to lost wages, and a claimant must also establish an anticipated wage.

The industry standard requires insurance companies to pay in a manner consistent with your employer's payment. If you receive a weekly check, the insurance company should issue a weekly check. If you receive a monthly check, the insurance carrier should provide a monthly check.

Again, time is on your side. Your only time obligation is the three-year statute of limitation for bodily injury claims in Montana.