Platte Co, MO (November 24, 2020) – A rear-end accident occurred in the northbound lanes of Interstate 29 in Platte County on Monday, November 23rd.
According to police reports, the accident took place at about 2:15 p.m., as a 2017 Ford slowed for traffic and was rear-ended by a 2006 Chevrolet.
The driver of the Ford, a 37-year-old man from Saint Joseph, suffered moderate injuries as a result of the accident. He was transported by Northland Regional Ambulance District to Mosaic Medical Center in Saint Joseph.
The driver of the Chevrolet, a 19-year-old male from Stapleton, Nebraska, was unharmed during the incident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Rear-End Collisions in Platte County
The default rule regarding rear-end accidents in Missouri is that if you rear-end another vehicle, you will be considered liable for the crash. When filing a lawsuit, the claimant is able to invoke Missouri’s “rear-end collision doctrine.”
According to the doctrine, the claimant will be required to prove three things. First, that they had a right to be on the roadway, meaning they had a valid driver’s license and a properly licensed vehicle. Second, that they were hit from behind by the defendant’s vehicle, and third, that they were not in any way negligent.
These three elements of a rear-end collision are easy for the claimant to establish. Once they do so, however, the burden of proof is placed on the defendant and it is now up to prove they were not negligent.
At Peterson & Associates, P.C., we take an aggressive approach at helping our clients recover after being injured in accidents. Our Kansas City personal injury attorneys strive to help accident victims get the justice and compensation they deserve after being harmed in preventable accidents.
Our Kansas City, Missouri personal injury attorneys understand the mental and emotional challenges victims face after being harmed. The financial impacts only make recovering more difficult. Our team is wholly committed to spending significant time and efforts on helping victims maximize their recoveries and we have a track record to prove it. With thousands of successful claims, we have helped our clients obtain a total of $500 million in claims.
We will stop at nothing to ensure your legal rights are protected after being harmed. Contact our Kansas City accident attorneys by calling 816-888-8888 to see how our team can help you.
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