This past spring, several deadly car accidents occurred throughout Montana, highlighting the dangers of negligent driving. The accidents resulted in five fatalities and several injuries.
At the time of the crashes, the Montana Highway Patrol reported that there had been 34 total deaths caused by car accidents so far in Montana this year.
What caused all the accidents?
Several different factors contributed to the accidents, such as not wearing a seat belt, and another involved a victim who was thrown from his vehicle after drifting over into another lane.
Speed, alcohol and icy roads contributed to the fatalities in the additional accidents, with one of the victims also not wearing a seatbelt.
All these accidents involved negligence, which is the cause of most car accidents on Montana’s roads. Every driver has a duty to drive safely and prudently, following all traffic laws.
When drivers fail in this duty and cause an accident, they are negligent. If you have been in a car accident, you know that the damages can be significant.
The aftermath of a car accident
Aside from serious or life-threatening physical injuries, you could be forced to miss work, causing you financial difficulties as your medical bills pile up. While dealing with all of this, you may suffer mentally and emotionally.
After a car accident, you should get immediate help for your injuries. You are likely to be in shock and not sure what to do next, especially if the accident wasn’t your fault.
By filing a personal injury claim for negligence, you could receive compensation for your damages. You will need to prove negligence, which can be challenging. Personal injury attorneys have the knowledge and skill to develop effective strategies for establishing negligence.