Pettis Co, MO (September 08, 2021) – A car accident that took place on US-50 on Wednesday, September 8th sent one person to the hospital in Pettis County.
Reports state that the collision occurred at about 2:50 p.m. at the intersection of US-50 and Highway MM when a 2021 GMC box truck, driven by a 68-year-old male from Slater, crashed into the back of a 2017 Nissan Sentra.
The driver of the Nissan, a 49-year-old female from Sedalia, sustained non-critical injuries during the impact. She was transported by Pettis County Ambulance Department to Bothwell Regional Hospital.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Rear-End Accidents in Pettis County
The prevailing rule concerning rear-end accidents in Missouri is that the striking driver will be held accountable for the accident. When filing a claim, the plaintiff is able to put into effect the state’s rear-end collision doctrine.
As outlined in the doctrine, the claimant will be required to prove three elements. First, that they were lawfully on the road. This means they had a valid driver’s license and registered vehicle. Secondly, they were hit from behind by the offender’s car, and third, that they were not negligent.
These components are usually simple to prove and, once this is accomplished, the burden of proof of non-negligence is now on the offending driver.
Pettis County Car Accident Attorneys
The Pettis County personal injury attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C. always make sure that a victim’s rights are protected after they are injured by a negligent, nefarious, or reckless motorist.
When victims are injured in car accidents brought on by another person’s disregard for the laws of the road, Missouri permits them to file a claim of personal injury against the liable driver for financial reimbursement. Victims should seek the advice of a car accident attorney in Pettis County who has decades of practice in how to handle personal injury laws.
We are devoted to helping our clients recover their damages. Contact our personal injury lawyers in Pettis County at 1 (816) 683-3278 to meet with our team of knowledgeable attorneys as soon as possible to see how we can help you recover from your accident.
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