When you live in Montana, you may be here for work, family, the state’s natural beauty or all of the above. But, when you live here, you know the importance of a car to make everyday life possible. Unfortunately, a recent car accident in Missoula shows how an everyday drive can take an unexpected turn for the worse.
Local Missoula wreck
According to news reports, one driver allegedly made an improper left turn into oncoming traffic, hitting another driver in her vehicle. That driver contacted a curb, flipping her vehicle, causing it to go airborne and then, landing in a parking lot. The driver of the flipped vehicle was taken to the hospital for her injuries.
Car accident takeaways
Car accidents like this one are all too common. A driver can cause an accident with another driver due to a negligent action. The victim of that negligence is left with unexpected injuries, an insurance deductible, bills and depending on the severity of injuries, loss of work or life enjoyment. When one driver’s negligence results in property damage or injury, you can seek assistance for your claims.
Insurance companies may even try to deny or underpay your claims. It may be helpful to review your insurance policy to ensure you have coverage for typical car accident events, like an uninsured driver, theft or damage from weather.
Hypothetically, if you are hit by a driver who does not have insurance, and you do not have uninsured motorist or underinsured insurance, you may have to pay out of pocket for your losses or try to file a claim against the other driver. That is not a situation you want to endure.