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Car accidents caused by drifting may lead to serious injuries

Three individuals suffered injuries in a recent motor vehicle collision in Montana. The accident occurred on a Friday afternoon along U.S. Highway 2 and involved multiple automobiles. Sometimes, these types of car accidents occur due to the carelessness of someone behind the wheel; in which case, the reportedly negligent driver may be held liable through the civil court system.

According to authorities, an SUV was going in the northbound lane and ended up drifting into the lane going south. That is when it struck a pickup truck. All of the parties involved in this head-on collision -- including the driver of the SUV as well as the driver and a passenger in the pickup truck -- suffered injuries.

A third automobile made contact with some debris on the road stemming from the accident. However, nobody in this motor vehicle suffered harm. Both the northbound and the southbound lane were blocked temporarily following the wreck.

The injured parties in the white pickup truck may opt to file personal injury claims against the SUV driver, seeking damages. Competent proof of negligence is necessary to establish liability before the civil court hearing the case in Montana. Only then will claims for damages be decided. Financial damages in a successfully litigated lawsuit cannot undo the events that caused the injury accident, but they may help with covering medical costs and even the loss of wages resulting from the crash. Monetary damages may also help with addressing pain and suffering as well as emotional distress stemming from these types of car accidents.

Source:, "3 hospitalized after multi-vehicle crash northeast of Kalispell", Jack Ginsburg, Oct. 13, 2017

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