For many people, a car accident can be one of the worst experiences in their life. It is a scary ordeal that can cause lasting trauma for those involved. It can not only place a heavy burden on victims but also upon friends and family. According to car insurance industry analysts, the average car owner will file a claim every 17.9 years. When examining Montana specifically, about 27 percent of all accidents result in a serious injury and an additional 26 percent results in some form of injury. When set side by side with other states, Montana differs from the national average. For example, roughly 93 percent of fatal car accidents happen in a rural area. Nationally, only about 53 percent occur in rural areas. Montana is also unique concerning driving under the influence. About 49 percent of fatalities had a blood alcohol level that was higher than permissible. If you have been the victim of a car accident, speak with a personal injury attorney. He/she will be able to help you know what to do next.