Montana residents may have learned of a recent horrific car crash on Mt. Vernon Road SE, which is located south of Marion. According to recent reports, a 45-year-old man has died as a result of this tragic car accident. The fatal accident is currently being investigated and the cause of the crash is unknown at this time. It is also not known at this time if any other individuals were injured as a result of this accident.

There are many possible causes for serious car accidents such as this one. Many times, speed or careless driving is a contributing factor. Additionally, distracted driving, exhaustion, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can also be contributing factors to serious car crashes. No citations were reported to have been issued yet to any of the drivers involved in the crash.

No amount of compensation can replace the loss of a loved one. However, if someone dies as a result of another’s negligence, he or she may be able to recover compensation for the loss of the loved one by filing a wrongful death action. In such an action, the surviving family member may be able to recover damages for loss of companionship, loss of consortium, reimbursement of funeral and burial expenses and damages for pain and suffering.

If a driver or passenger of a car is injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, he or she also may be able to recover damages for any injuries sustained. These damages may include reimbursement for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering and compensation for any permanent impairment or disability that results from such an accident.

Source: MarionPatch, “Update: Fatal Car Crash Closes Portion of Mt. Vernon Road SE“, B.A. Morelli, March 4, 2013