Billings and Yellowstone County, Montana, residents know how much pain the loss of a loved one can bring. In instances where a life is taken because of another person's negligence, the grief seems to multiply. In the blink of an eye, life, as they knew it, can be completely altered forever.
A 55-year-old Billings man was the victim of a fatal accident after the motorcycle he was riding was struck from behind by another vehicle. The incident happened on September 10 when the man was riding his motorcycle near the intersection of Southview Drive and Highway 3. He was then rear-ended by a vehicle driven by a 36-year-old Shepherd woman. The impact of the collision threw the man from his motorcycle and into a pit.
The man was transported by ambulance to a clinic, where he later succumbed to his injuries. According to police, the crash investigation will continue until authorities figure out what happened in the accident.
This unfortunate incident shows how quickly a life can be taken during an accident. The sad part is that most accidents are the result of negligence and could be prevented. Negligence, in any form, has no place on the road, workplace or anywhere else.
A negligent person can be held liable if their negligence leads to another person's death. The victim's family can choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of a loved one. The lawsuit can hold a negligent party accountable, and at the same time, award a family with much-needed compensation that can help them pay for accident-related expenses.
Although the lawsuit cannot ease the grief and pain suffered by a Billings or Yellowstone County family, it can certainly help them to alleviate financial distress that occurred as a result of the accident.