A terrifying scene unfolded early Sunday morning on Interstate 90 in Butte. A Kia driven by a 68-year-old woman was moving in the eastbound lane near the City Center Interstate entrance. The vehicle flew through a chain-link fence, sideswiped an 18-wheeler, and was t-boned by a Dodge Ram in the eastbound lane.
The Kia was totaled; its engine was found lying on the roadside, expelled by the force of the collision of the collision. The woman behind the wheel, a Butte resident, sustained serious injuries and was taken to St. James Health Care – she was later taken to another hospital for further treatment.
The man behind the wheel of the Ram was uninjured and expressed concern for the Kia driver. “I’m more worried about the gal,” he said when asked about the state of his vehicle.
Victims can make a stand
It’s easy to feel like you’re alone after a serious car accident. The physical injuries are often just the tip of the iceberg; medical debt, unemployment, and mental trauma present their own unique challenges.
However, you should know that victims have rights under Montana Law. If their injuries were the result of negligence or wrongdoing, they can file a personal injury lawsuit against those responsible. A successful suit may result in a significant financial award.
The first step is contacting an experienced personal injury lawyer. A lawyer understands the contours of the law and can vigorously defend your rights before a judge.
Montana resident should act quickly. The State imposes a three-year statute of limitations on all personal injury lawsuits. Hesitating could mean permanently forfeiting the right to legal recourse.