A recent car accident in Montana resulted in one man's death and injuries to two other people. The crash took place on a Monday afternoon. Unfortunately, these types of car accidents are often the result of carelessness on the part of one or more drivers, which is usually grounds for litigation.
The motor vehicle accident occurred at a little past 4:30 p.m. along Montana Highway 212. According to police, a man, said to be 73 years old, was driving south on the highway and tried to pass a pickup truck. He ended up striking a Jeep head-on in the process.
This crash caused the pickup truck to collide the first driver's motor vehicle. Another pickup truck that was headed north also struck the man's vehicle head-on. The man was killed as a result of the crash. Two teenagers who were in the second pickup truck suffered injuries in the collision, though they are expected to recover.
The two injured parties may choose to file personal injury claims, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages sustained. Although the man believed responsible passed away in the collision, his estate may still be sued, along with anyone else listed as an owner of the vehicle he was driving when the accident happened. If liability is established in civil court, based upon appropriate evidence of negligence, claims for documented items of monetary damages will be adjudicated. As with claims resulting from similar car accidents, a successfully presented case may result in the entry of a monetary judgment that may help the victims to address their hospital bills as well as their pain and suffering.
Source: greatfallstribune.com, "Four-vehicle crash claims one in Carbon County", Traci Rosenbaum, Feb. 6, 2018