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Car accidents on wet roads may lead to injuries, death

An automobile crash involving multiple motor vehicle has sadly claimed an elderly man's life in Montana. The auto accident took place on a wet road on a recent Friday morning. In some instances, these types of car accidents occur due to the carelessness of another driver, in which case this other driver may be held liable for any injuries or deaths resulting from the crash.

The car accident took place at a little before 11 a.m. Police reported that it occurred when an automobile suddenly went over a road's center median. The car ended up side swiping another car and then colliding head-on with a third automobile.

The driver who went over the road's center lane suffered injuries in the collision, and so did another person involved in the accident. Meanwhile, a 74-year-old man who was struck ended up passing away in the crash. Authorities said the roads were slushy at the time of the accident and that drugs and alcohol were not causal factors in the collision.

The grieving loved ones of the man who died in the Montana accident may choose to file a wrongful death claim against the driver who reportedly caused the collision, seeking damages. Likewise, the person injured by the allegedly at-fault diver might also decide to file a personal injury claim. Competent proof of negligence -- such as driving too quickly for road and weather conditions -- is needed to establish financial responsibility in the collision. Only then will a judge adjudicate claims for financial damages. A successfully fought claim may lead a monetary award that might help to cover hospital bills, funeral costs and other losses related to these types of car accidents.

Source: abcfoxmontana.com, "Fatal Accident reported on Highway 93", Duane Roeder, Feb. 22, 2018

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