When a drunk driver takes to the road in Montana, there are numerous dangers to drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists and anyone else in his or her path. Because people who are under the influence will be subject to a lack of judgment, reflexes and even the ability to adhere to the rules of the road, there is a major chance that these drunk drivers can have an accident, causing injuries and death. When there is any kind of auto accident, those involved must be aware of the chance that it was because of a driver under the influence and understand that this can be an important factor in seeking compensation in a lawsuit.
A man who is believed to have been drunk went through a red light and T-boned another vehicle recently. The driver then continued driving the wrong way on the road. The accident happened at shortly after 11 p.m. The driver, a 24-year-old from Arizona, was in a pickup truck and ran the light. He hit a vehicle being driven by a 20-year-old female. A sheriff was near the site of the crash and the collision was caught on the dashboard camera in his cruiser. He tried to stop the pickup, but the driver kept going. The woman was taken to the hospital. The driver faces multiple charges after this incident.
When there is a car accident, it can be an emotional, physical and financial struggle. This is true even if it does not appear to have caused serious injuries in the immediate aftermath. There can be lost time at work, the need for medical treatment, medications, and long-term health issues. Even if there doesn't appear to be severe injuries right after the crash, that does not mean such issues as back pain, emotional trauma and injuries that were not immediately known cannot arise sometimes weeks after the crash. Insurance companies are more focused on saving as much money as possible and might make a settlement offer to cover the property damage and a small amount for the individual before it is known how much the crash really costs.
In this accident, an alleged drunk driver ran a red light and T-boned a vehicle before fleeing and going the wrong way on the road. Eventually, he was stopped and arrested. With the circumstances of the case still being investigated and the driver of the other vehicle's injuries not yet known, it is imperative that she discusses a case with an experienced attorney to consider a legal filing.