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Car accidents often blamed on speeding, drug and alcohol use

Two people lost their lives in a recent tragic car accident in Montana. The car crash involved a single vehicle. These types of car accidents can easily take place due to the carelessness of an individual, which is grounds for a personal injury claim.

According to authorities, two 35-year-old individuals -- a man and a woman -- were driving west along Montana Highway 28 at about 12:45 a.m. However, the driver was reportedly unsuccessful in negotiating a curve. Police said that, as a result, the driver entered the eastbound lane.

The driver then allegedly slid off the road's left side and crashed into a wall of rock. Police said the passenger was thrown from the motor vehicle and landed on the road surface. Meanwhile, the driver reportedly stayed in the car as it flipped across the two traffic lanes before coming to a halt with the wheels up. Both of the individuals were found deceased at the car crash site. Authorities said that speeding, drugs and alcohol were all causal factors in this collision.

The grieving loved ones of the passenger who died in the collision may choose to file a wrongful death claim, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages associated with these types of car accidents. Although the driver of the car passed away in the collision, this person's estate may still be sued. Likewise, anyone with an ownership interest in the motor vehicle may be added as a defendant. Competent proof of negligence is necessary to establish liability before the civil court hearing the case in Montana. Once that happens, claims for damages will be adjudicated.

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