Do you commute to and from work every day of the week? How about to and from school? What about another destination?
If you have been injured in a car accident due to the fault of someone else, you may be able to sue for damages.
What do accidents caused by drunk drivers, distracted drivers and fatigued drivers all have in common? Well, the cause of such accidents can be traced to human beings using questionable judgment behind the wheel. At present, cars must be operated by human beings and this means that car accidents are often the result of human errors.
Spring has begun and Montanans will be enjoying warmer temperatures in the coming months. For the most part, this is terrific news. But some caution is advised because the warmer spring weather may be accompanied by spring rain showers.
A motor vehicle accident can do more than just ruin an otherwise good day. A serious accident could result in myriad long-term issues. An automobile crash victim could be left facing hefty expenses for medical treatment and vehicle repair.
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.
The Montana Highway Patrol has released a report detailing the state’s accident statistics from 2013, and the news from this report is not great. Both the number of fatal accidents and the number of traffic deaths went up that year as compared to the previous year.
Distracted driving is becoming a nationwide epidemic. Montana is no different when it comes to having distracted and negligent drivers on the road contributing to the numerous car accidents that occur. Data from various sources indicates that teens are particularly at risk for becoming unsafe drivers on the road. In fact, an estimated 61 percent of Montana teens use their cellphone while driving and an estimated 56 percent are texting and driving.
It’s no secret that being involved in a car accident can be a frightening experience. In addition to physical injuries, a car accident can also lead to psychological trauma for the survivors and unequivocal loss to the families whose loved ones die in such an unexpected and untimely manner.
Car accidents can be traumatizing, and long after the initial shock, can prove to be a great hassle. When the accident involves an uninsured driver, it can prove to be an even greater hassle. Often, auto insurance companies intentionally make it difficult for people involved in an accident with an uninsured driver to get compensation for the resulting damages. When this is the case, you may learn from the man who is suing his auto insurer for denying coverage of damages caused by an alleged hit-and-run accident.