Clinton, MO (August 20, 2021) – On Friday, August 20th, a collision between two vehicles on US-65 put one person in the hospital in Benton County.
A police report says that the accident took place in the southbound lanes of US-65 in the area of Route C at about 4:50 p.m when a southbound 2019 Chevrolet Blazer was attempting to make a lefthand turn onto Route C and was struck by a 2012 Toyota Prius, driven by a 79-year-old male from Lincoln.
The driver of the Blazer, a 62-year-old male from Lincoln, sustained moderate injuries during the impact. He was transported by paramedics to Bothwell Regional Health Center for immediate medical treatment.
The report also shows that both drivers were properly restrained when the collision occurred.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Right-of-Way Accidents in Clinton
It is not unusual for collisions based on who had the right-of-way to be a point of contention between the drivers. After all, they involve two drivers both believing they had the right-of-way and the other driver is at fault for the accident.
At Peterson & Associates, P.C., we take an assertive approach to helping our clients recover physically and financially after being injured in accidents. Our Clinton car accident attorneys strive to help crash victims receive the justice and compensation they deserve after being harmed in accidents that could have been avoided.
In accidents like this, statements of what happened are usually at odds because both drivers feel that their decision was the right one. Luckily, Missouri follows comparative fault insurance laws. This means that a driver who is hurt during an accident could still be entitled to collect financial compensation even if they share some of the fault.
Our Clinton, Missouri personal injury attorneys understand the mental and physical difficulties victims face after being injured. The associated economic impacts only make the recovery process more difficult. Our team is wholly committed to spending substantial time and effort on maximizing victim recovery and we have the track record to prove it. After successfully trying thousands of claims, we have helped our clients obtain a total of $500 million in financial compensation.
Missouri allows fault to be determined in multiple ways, including things like eyewitness descriptions, discovery through opposing councils, and the testimony of expert witnesses. Even though the state gives plaintiffs a very lengthy five-year statute of limitations in which to file their claim, it is imperative that you speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to prove your version of events and obtain full and fair financial compensation.
We do whatever is necessary to ensure your legal rights are preserved 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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