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Car accidents may occur due to carelessness in weather conditions

A couple recently lost their lives in a Montana automobile crash, leaving grieving loved ones to wonder how the wreck could have happened. These types of car accidents can easily occur due to the negligence of a driver -- for instance, perhaps the driver was driving too quickly for road conditions. In this case, those affected by the negligent behavior have the right to seek justice through the civil court system.

According to police, the couple who lost their lives in the recent accident included a man who was 31 and a woman who was 33. The crash happened at around 1:30 a.m. on a Tuesday along U.S. Highway 2.

Police said the car they were in came into contact with black ice on the highway. That is when the motor vehicle left the roadway and hit some trees. The couple was tossed from the car, and each passed away at the crash scene. Two other men and women in the automobile also suffered injuries.

If one of the injured parties is found to have been behind the wheel at the time of the Montana accident, he or she may face personal injury claims as well as two wrongful death claims as a result of this accident. Meanwhile, if one of the deceased individuals was driving when the crash occurred, a personal injury or wrongful death claim may still be filed against his or her estate. Likewise, claims might be filed against anyone else who had ownership of the automobile involved in the wreck. A preponderance of the evidence is necessary to establish liability, at which point, claims for damages will be decided. Monetary compensation may help to cover medical bills, burial expenses and other costs tied to these types of car accidents.

Source: usnews.com, "Flathead County Officials ID Couple Killed in Crash", Nov. 24, 2017

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