The chances that a collision will occur increase substantially when drivers fail to adhere to traffic lights or stop signs upon entering an intersection. Car accidents that occur under similar circumstances often leave other drivers with little time to stop or steer clear of such negligence and the results of such a crash can prove catastrophic. One person was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries following a recent crash that took place in Montana.
Law enforcement agents responded to reports of the crash on a recent Saturday evening. According to initial investigations, the accident occurred when the driver of a southbound car failed to stop for a stop sign upon approaching an intersection. The car crashed into an eastbound truck shortly thereafter and the impact of the crash forced the truck to roll over before coming to a stop on its roof.
While the driver who caused the crash was not injured, the driver of the truck was reportedly rushed to a nearby medical facility for treatment. While an investigation into the crash has been initiated, no further details were provided as to why the driver of the car failed to adhere to the stop sign. Accidents involving such negligence run the unfortunate risk of leaving those involving with serious injuries and facing the financial hardships that can accompany extensive medical bills and a long road to recovery.
Individuals who suffer severe harm in car accidents due to another party's negligence may wish to seek restitution accordingly, but they might be uncertain where to turn for assistance in the process. Since the civil justice system can be complex, a person in Montana could benefit from retaining the services of an attorney early on. This type of guidance could help a person better prepare to pursue the compensation entitled through a personal injury claim.