A teenager suffered injuries in a recent crash in Montana. The rollover accident took place on a Friday along Interstate 90. Many times these types of car accidents happen due to a driver's carelessness, in which case the driver may be held accountable for the injuries resulting from the accident.
The accident took place at a little before 2 p.m. According to authorities, a car carrying three teens was traveling east along the interstate. Unfortunately, the 17-year-old driver lost control of the vehicle and entered the median.
The driver overcorrected, which caused the vehicle to roll a couple of times until it landed on its wheels. The driver and a 17-year-old passenger suffered no serious injuries in the car accident. However, a backseat passenger, age 16, suffered more serious injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment. Authorities said neither drugs, alcohol or speed were causal factors in the collision.
If the evidence indicates that the driver was distracted or otherwise negligent, the injured passenger may choose to file a personal injury claim against the driver, seeking monetary damages. Competent proof of negligence is needed to establish liability before the court hearing the personal injury case in Montana. Once that is accomplished, claims for financial damages can be decided. A successfully fought claim may lead to a monetary award that might help to address hospital costs and future medical expenses related to the motor vehicle crash as well as pain and suffering and emotional distress stemming from these types of car accidents.