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Head-on car accidents may stem from negligent driving

Sadly, a woman in Montana recently lost her life in a motor vehicle collision. The accident took place on a Tuesday afternoon. These types of car accidents may occur due to the negligence of a driver, which is grounds for a civil lawsuit.

The accident occurred at around 3 p.m. along Highway 93. Police said a woman was driving north in a car and suddenly breached the road's middle line. That is when the motor vehicle struck another automobile head on.

The woman who reportedly caused the accident was declared deceased at the crash scene. She was at least 60 years old. Meanwhile, two individuals in the car heading south at the time of the crash suffered injuries and were taken to the hospital. Authorities said they were continuing to investigate the crash's cause.

The injured individuals in the southbound car may choose to file personal injury claims, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages sustained. Although the woman who police said caused the crash died in the collision, the injury victims may still file claims against her estate as well as against anyone else with an ownership interest in the car she was driving when the crash happened. Competent proof of negligence -- such as driving while distracted -- is needed to establish liability in cases involving these types of car accidents. A successfully fought claim in Montana may result in a monetary damage award that can help with covering medical bills and even the loss of wages if the victims' injuries kept them from being able to earn a living for a time.

Source: abcfoxmontana.com, "Polson woman dies in head-on crash near Ravalli", Angela Marshall, Dec. 26, 2017

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