Harviell, MO (November 4, 2022) – A truck accident took place in Butler County that left one woman injured. At around 11:40 a.m., on November 2, troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a crash on Highway 160.
Preliminary reports show that a collision between a 2007 Freightliner and a 2008 Hyundai Sonata took place on Highway 160 in the Harviell, Missouri, area.
The crash left both vehicles with severe damage. The two vehicles had to be towed from the scene.
The driver of the Hyundai, 56-year-old Susan Dicken-Lane suffered moderate injuries in the crash. She was transported by ambulance to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, where she underwent emergency medical care. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash at this time.
We hope Susan Dicken-Lane recovers quickly following this accident.
Truck Accidents in Missouri
Truck accidents take place far too often in the state of Missouri. Quite often, these crashes result in more significant injuries to victims involved. Many people are left with painful physical and emotional injuries that demand medical care. Suffering from a traumatic brain injury, spinal print injury, or another serious injury as a result of a truck accident can be difficult to deal with. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, you may be able to file legal action against the party who is responsible.
In Missouri, as in other states, the trucking company and the driver are usually held responsible for a truck accident. But there are times when other parties may be held liable as well. For example, if a mechanical failure causes an accident, the truck’s manufacturer may be held liable. If an overloaded or improperly loaded trailer causes an accident, the shipper or loader may be held liable. And if poor road conditions cause an accident, the governmental agency responsible for maintaining the road may be held liable.
To prove liability in a Missouri truck accident case, it is necessary to show that the defendant was negligent. Negligence is defined as the failure to use reasonable care under the circumstances. It can be shown in many ways, but most commonly it is shown by proving that the defendant violated a safety rule or regulation. For example, if a driver was speeding at the time of an accident, that would be evidence of negligence. Or if a driver was operating a defective truck, that would also be evidence of negligence.
If you have been involved in a Missouri truck accident, it is important to consult with a truck accident lawyer in Harviell who is well-versed in handling these complex legal claims.
Our personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help you investigate the accident and determine who may be held liable for your injuries. For decades, we have fought to protect the legal rights of victims across the state who have been harmed in accidents caused by negligence. We will help you get the money you need and deserve to cover your medical costs, repairs to your vehicle, and more. Contact our truck accident lawyers now by calling 816-888-8888 to get started on your case.
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