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Motor Vehicle Fatality Rate Increases During COVID-19 Pandemic

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In March, the majority of states began implementing stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus pandemic. Traffic across the country decreased dramatically since fewer people were commuting to work. It is natural to assume that motor vehicle accident statistics would decrease during this time. However, a new National Safety Council (NSC) report uncovered some disturbing news. The number of motor vehicle fatalities per 100 miles driven increased by 14 percent over the March 2019 rate.

Is your family member one of the deceased? If so, then our car accident lawyers may help you file a wrongful death lawsuit. There were fewer cars on the road due to the stay-at-home orders. However, many law enforcement agencies across the country reported an uptick in car crashes. People were driving recklessly due to the stress caused by COVID-19. Even still, that is no excuse. Reckless driving can cause accidents that result in severe and debilitating injuries. You deserve to hold a negligent driver accountable if you lost a loved one during a car accident.

How a Car Accident Lawyer Can Help

Losing a loved one in a car accident is a difficult experience. Our car accident lawyers know that monetary damages will never fully compensate you for your loss. However, it is a way for you to hold the negligent driver accountable. Also, it may give you the financial freedom to begin rebuilding your life after this terrible tragedy.

If you are considering filing a wrongful death lawsuit, then give us a call. At Bliven Law Firm, P.C., our attorneys will help you handle each stage of your case, including:

  • Filing your wrongful death lawsuit
  • Investigating and building your case
  • Negotiating a potential settlement
  • Litigating your case in court, if necessary

Our car accident lawyers offer a free consultation. We also work on a contingency fee basis. This means we do not get paid unless you recover financial compensation. Do not let a fear of attorney’s fees prevent you from pursuing justice on behalf of your loved one. Reach out to us today.

About Our Montana and OregonPersonal Injury Attorneys

Our personal injury law firm has served car accident victims across Montana and Oregonfor over 35 years. This includes filing wrongful death cases involving a reckless and negligent driver. While traffic decreased due to the coronavirus pandemic, the accidents that occurred were more deadly than normal.

Did your loved one die in a car accident while the stay-at-home orders were in place? If so, then you may have the right to recover damages. At Bliven Law Firm, P.C., our knowledge and resources make it more likely that your case will reach a successful conclusion.

For a free consultation, call us today at (406) 625-0100 or submit an email inquiry. if you have any questions. We offer hospital and home visits in Kalispell, Flathead County, Lake County, Sanders County and Lincoln County. Our car accident lawyers look forward to meeting with you soon.

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