Given the very difficult road conditions caused by weather in the winter, one might assume that Montana’s roadways would be safer to travel on during the summer months. But this is not the case; it is the summer that produces the highest number of deadly car accidents on Montana highways.
As you can imagine, head-on collisions are some of the most dangerous on the road. Unfortunately, injured victims and grieving families are often left awaiting the outcome of a criminal trial after a wrong-way driver has caused an accident. Those suffering the effects of such a crash should also know that there may be legal avenues for achieving justice beyond criminal court.
While police in Montana worked hard in 2013 to prevent alcohol-related auto accidents, the state still saw a 10-percent increase in fatal collisions over the course of the year. Alcohol was a factor in 30 percent fewer deadly crashes than in 2012, but the number of traffic fatalities statewide still came to 224 in 2013, compared to 204 deaths a year before.