Any time you get behind the wheel, you risk getting into an accident with someone who is not insured or does not have adequate insurance to fully cover your injuries if they are at fault. In fact, claims Allstate, as many as one out of seven drivers in Montana and other states don’t even have liability insurance on their vehicles. This is against the law, as you may well be aware – every state, including Montana, requires drivers to carry liability insurance at the very minimum.
Every year, many people cause car accidents by driving while they are tired. Some fall asleep behind the wheel and either run off the road or drift into other lanes of traffic. In many cases, drowsy driving accidents occur on high-speed roads, making them especially catastrophic.
Hundreds of thousands of people suffer from spinal cord injuries around the world every year, and one of the most common causes is a motor vehicle accident. It might be important for family members of Montana victims who suffer from this type of injury to understand how it happens and the symptoms and risks involved.
As some Montana residents may know, fractures of the sternum commonly occur in a motor vehicle accident. Sternal fractures are fractures of the flat bone of the chest. This bone protects the heart, lungs and aorta. The symptoms can include chest pain, soreness, bruising, difficulty breathing and pain when taking a deep breath, coughing, sneezing or laughing. Muscle spasms may ensue after a sternal fracture and the rib area may appear deformed. Sometimes, there is a grinding or crunching sound at the injury site.
When a car crash occurs in the state of Montana, the driver who did not cause the crash may be eligible to seek compensation. However, they must be able to prove to either their insurance company or the responsible driver's insurance company that they did not cause the accident. There are several pieces of information that may help strengthen the injured person's case.
In Montana and throughout the U.S., when a driver is involved in a serious car wreck, it is likely that they will suffer injuries that cause internal bleeding. Because the onset of symptoms can occur well after the crash, internal bleeding can be deadly if the injuries are not treated in a timely manner.
Montana residents who suffer broken shoulder bones in car accidents often have trouble performing basic tasks while they recover from their injuries. Shoulder fractures may keep accident victims from returning to work, particularly if their occupation requires a great deal of physical activity.
Local news agencies report that a two-vehicle head-on collision in Kalispell at around 11:45 a.m. on Nov. 18 left both drivers with various injuries. Firefighters extricated both parties from their vehicles, and ambulances transported them to Kalispell Regional Medical Center with injuries of a non-life threatening-nature.
Persons who are involved in a rollover collision are 30 times more likely to die as a result than those involved in other types of motor vehicle accidents. Certain types of vehicles, including SUVs, vans and trucks have a higher likelihood of rolling over due to having higher centers of gravity, but any vehicle can potentially have a rollover accident.
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