St Charles, MO (December 2, 2022) – A traffic accident was reported in St. Charles County on Thursday evening that sent what two people to area hospitals with injuries. At around 4:05 p.m. on December 1, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a crash that occurred on Missouri State Route 94.
According to law enforcement, the driver of a 2007 Toyota Yaris failed to yield the right-of-way to a 2021 Subaru Crosstrek while traveling on the lessons item Missouri State Route 94 at the intersection of Weldon Spring Road. As a result, the two vehicles collided. Both vehicles were extensively damaged and had to be towed from the scene.
62 people involved in the accident were injured. The victims were identified as 30-year-old Kendall Villalpando and 49-year-old Heather Rodecap. Both women were transported to progress less hospital, where they underwent emergency care.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
We hope Kendall Villalpando and Heather Rodecap recover quickly following this accident.
Car Accidents in Missouri
When innocent people are hurt as a result of motor vehicle accidents, they are often able to pursue legal action against the person who is responsible. Filing a personal injury case can help you in the aftermath of your accident. Should you be hurt as a result of the driver who was drunk, distracted, or engaging in another negligent action, you may be able to recover financial compensation for your medical costs and various other damages that you face.
Missouri is a pure comparative negligence state when it comes to car accidents. This means that each person involved in an accident is assigned a percentage of fault. For example, if one driver is found to be 80% at fault and the other driver is 20% at fault, the 80% at-fault driver will be liable for 80% of the damages. Being held personally liable for an accident can drastically reduce the amount of compensation that you are able to recover.
If you have been hurt as a result of a car accident in Missouri, it is important to know how comparative negligence works. If you can prove that the other driver was more at-fault than you were, you may be able to recover financial compensation for the damages that you face. An experienced car accident lawyer can help you determine who was at fault and what your next steps should be.
If you or somebody you know has been in a car accident, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our St. Charles car accident lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C., by calling 816-888-8888 to schedule a free consultation. We care about getting our clients the justice and compensation they deserve, and we will fight tirelessly on your behalf. Contact us today to get started.
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