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Careless actions lead to death, serious injury in car accident

Tragic car accidents happen every day in and around Gallatin County and throughout Montana. No one knows when they might find themselves the victim of an accident, especially those that occur through no fault of the victim's own. Injuries happen, and in many cases those injuries can forever change the course of the victim's life. Whether one is the victim of a car accident or another tragedy, the law provides for compensation when the injuries are the result of the negligence or recklessness of others.

Recently, a woman in Hennepin County, Minnesota died as a result of injuries sustained when she broadsided another car in an intersection. The accident occurred when the woman ran through a red light and ran into the other car as it crossed through the intersection. Although the other driver was wearing a seat belt and survived the accident, he did sustain serious injuries as a result of the woman's careless driving. The woman paid the ultimate price, but the man she ran into suffered as well. While every death from a motor vehicle accident is a terrible loss, the seriously injured victim deserves compensation for his injuries as well as pain and suffering caused by the now deceased driver who caused the collision.

Lives can change in the blink of an eye, in one distracted moment. Innocent people are injured all the time at the hands of others, but that doesn't mean there can be no legal recourse. Someone who suffers serious injury as a result of the carelessness of another person in or near Gallatin County may well benefit from meeting with a personal injury attorney experienced in handling these types of cases. Only time and medicine can heal one's injuries, but a lawyer can assist in pursuing wrongdoers to obtain the compensation that is deserved as a consequence of the negligent actions of another. Accidents do happen, but that doesn't mean the victim has to suffer in silence, even when the other driver lost their life through their own carelessness.

Source: The Patch, "Woman Dies of Injuries Sustained in Monday Crash," Jay Corn, Oct. 14, 2011

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