Benton Co, MO (September 04, 2021) – On Friday, September 3rd, a collision between two vehicles caused injury to one person in Benton County.
Reports show that at about 10:20 p.m., a 2021 Ford Ranger was stopped at a red light, waiting to make a lefthand turn, when it was struck by a 2003 Humvee driven by a 17-year-old male from Lebanon.
The driver of the Ford, a 58-year-old male from Edwards, sustained non-critical injuries during the impact.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Right-of-Way Accidents in Benton County
It is not uncommon for accidents centering around who had the right-of-way to be the source of a rage-fueled altercation between the drivers. After all, they involve two people both insisting that they had the right-of-way and the other driver is to blame for the crash.
In accidents like these, accounts of what happened are often ambiguous because both drivers believe that their choice was the correct one. Luckily, Missouri follows comparative fault insurance laws. In other words, a driver who is injured during a crash might still be eligible to receive financial compensation even if they share some of the fault.
Missouri allows blame to be established in several different ways, through things such as eyewitness accounts, discovery via opposing council, and the testimony of expert witnesses.
Although the state affords you a very generous five-year statute of limitations in which to file your 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.
Benton County Personal Injury Lawyers
Our Benton County 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.
At Peterson & Associates, P.C., we take an assertive approach to helping our clients recover physically and financially after being injured in accidents. Our personal injury attorneys in Benton County strive to help crash victims receive the justice and compensation they deserve after being harmed in accidents that could have been avoided.
We do whatever is necessary to ensure your legal rights are preserved after being harmed. Contact our Benton County car accident attorneys by calling 1 (816) 683-3278 to see how our team can help you.
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Disclaimer: As a well-respected member of the Kansas City, Missouri business community, Peterson & Associates, P.C. is always looking to increase the safety of and bring overall safety for all Missouri residents. We hope that by bringing awareness to the dangers associated with driving that people will exercise additional caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being injured in a serious crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. This post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.