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Car accidents: Impairment suspected in fatal head-on crash

The sudden loss of a family member can be a difficult thing to accept, especially when it comes as the result of another person's negligent decisions. Individuals who operate a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol place the lives of other at risk in the process, and car accidents involving similar scenarios could leave a victim's family members in search of justice. A recent crash involving a suspected drunk driver has claimed the lives of two drivers in Montana.

According to authorities, the collision took place just before 8 p.m. on a recent Saturday. Police say that the driver of a southbound truck suddenly crossed into an oncoming lane and struck another vehicle head-on. While there were no passengers in either vehicle, both drivers reportedly suffered fatal injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene shortly thereafter.

Authorities have advised that an investigation was initiated and have stated that impairment may have been a contributing factor. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is never advisable and such an act can be dangerous. For others nearby, spotting a drunk driver in time to react and avoid a disaster could be nearly impossible and the fallout of a subsequent accident could have cataclysmic results.

Those who experience the loss of a loved one in car accidents involving negligent drivers may wish to know more about the next steps to take to pursue restitution. Since navigating the civil justice system can be a complex process, a person could benefit from retaining the services of an attorney early on for assistance. An attorney can examine the incident and assist a client in Montana in pursuing the full amount of restitution entitled through a wrongful death claim.

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