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Two-car collision injures three, one critically

Automobile incidents one of the major causes of personal injury claims in Montana and all across the United States. In Billings, drivers know that they must drive responsibly and avoid acts of negligence, such as texting and driving, failing to follow state traffic laws and regulations and drunk driving. Negligent behaviors like these can make a driver liable for any damages in the event of a car accident.

Recently, a two-car collision involving two sport utility vehicles caused serious injuries to two elderly people and a 5-year-old girl in Helena, located northwest of Billings.

Reports state that a southbound SUV travelling on Lake Helena Drive collided with another SUV heading west on York Road. The force of the collision sent one of the SUVs into the fence of a golf course while the other SUV struck a power line.

According to a law enforcement officer, failure to yield and speed were contributing factors in the crash. In cases like this, it is important to remember that those that were involved will be investigated by authorities to determine what party initiated the accident.

The injured victims will also have to undergo medical treatment for the injuries they sustained. They can be reimbursed for their medical expenses through their own insurance or by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party. The results of the investigation will give the victims an idea if they can file a claim or not.

Locally, car accident victims can file personal injury claims by themselves or with the assistance from a professional. Choosing the latter may be a wise decision since it is difficult to navigate the court system, especially when they are dealing with the pain and damages from the collision.

Source: Beartoothnbc.com, "Young girl in critical condition after 2 vehicle collision," Camilla Rambaldi, March 6, 2014

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