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Car accidents may occur due to negligent driving

Two individuals in Montana have suffered injuries in a motor vehicle crash. The two-car accident took place on a recent Friday. Sometimes these types of car accidents happen as a result of another driver's carelessness, in which case the at-fault driver may be held financially responsible for any injuries resulting from the accident.

According to authorities, the driver of a car was headed north on a street and blew through a stop sign. The car then went onto another road and crashed into the motor vehicle that the two men were riding in. The 22-year-old passenger of the second car said he initially thought he and the car's 29-year-old driver were dead when the crash happened.

The two men in the second car both suffered injuries and were taken to the hospital. Authorities reported that the woman who struck their car was intoxicated at the time of the accident. They planned to file several criminal charges against the woman, including felony charges.

Those who are hurt in a motor vehicle accident stemming from another driver's apparent negligence have the right to file personal injury claims against the driver, seeking damages. Liability must be established before the civil court hearing the case, based upon a showing of negligence, before claims for monetary damages will be adjudicated. In a successfully litigated case, the injured party may be awarded damages that might help to cover hospital bills, the loss of wages and other financial losses typical of these types of car accidents in Montana.

Source:, "Injured victims talk about Sun Prairie crash", Kaley Collins, March 25, 2018

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