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.