Montana pedestrians must always be vigilant of potential dangers on the road. This is especially true in the early morning hours when it can be difficult to see. At this time of day, there is a chance that drivers may be drowsy or under the influence, and distraction can be a possible risk. When there is a crash between a car and a pedestrian, the lack of protection that pedestrians have can easily lead to the crash turning into a fatal accident. Those who have suffered the loss of a loved one in this type of accident should know what steps to take after it has happened.
A fatal car crash claimed the life of a pedestrian in Missoula County. The accident happened around 4:40 a.m. when a 39-year-old man was hit as he tried to cross the street. The law enforcement investigation states that the deceased man and another man were crossing at the intersection when the accident occurred. The man who was hit was declared dead at the accident scene. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and was cooperative. The investigation is ongoing.
In any accident, the investigation is paramount to determine how and why it happened. This is even more important when it is a fatal accident. The family that has suffered the loss of a loved one is frequently in shock at the tragic turn of events and is unsure of what to do as they wait for the results of the investigation. They have a funeral to plan for and other matters that must be navigated. This can cause them to ignore certain key factors that can be troublesome in the aftermath. If the person who died was a breadwinner in the household, a stay-at-home parent or a substantial contributor, the personal, financial and emotional toll can be overwhelming. A legal filing for compensation might be the only way to help cover all they have lost.
In this accident, a man was crossing the street with another man when he was hit by a car. Unfortunately, he died. Although the investigation is ongoing and the driver is being cooperative, that still does not fully protect the family as they need to be protected. Speaking to an attorney who is experienced in helping people with a wrongful death case is imperative and should be the first call the victim makes.