While all fatal car accidents are tragic, those that involve drunk driving are often particularly disturbing. This is because drunk driving accidents are so easily preventable. Montana residents know drunk driving is extremely hazardous. There is no denying it. However, a number of people continue to make the terribly reckless decision to drive while intoxicated, despite the warnings, putting their own lives and the lives of others at risk.
A lawsuit recently filed in Missoula brings up some important issues regarding liability in fatal car accidents. In November 2010, a 24-year-old man was walking with friends on a sidewalk in Lolo, Montana, when a car jumped the curb and hit the young man. His injuries were fatal.