Jefferson, MO (November 12, 2022) – An auto wreck reported in Jefferson County left one man seriously injured. Just after 10 a.m., on November 7, troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a traffic accident on New Sugar Creek Road.
According to local law enforcement, the driver of a 2004 Freightliner Cascadia was backing up on the northbound side of New Sugar Creek Road when it collided with a 2000 Kawasaki ZX11 at the intersection of Ashwood Drive.
The motorcyclist suffered serious injuries in the accident. The rider, 20-year-old Gavin Eernisse of Fenton, Missouri, was rushed by North Jefferson County Ambulance District to Mercy Hospital South, where he underwent emergency care.
The crash remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Gavin as we hope for his full recovery.
Truck Accidents in Missouri
Truck accidents across Missouri are the cause of thousands of injuries each year. Regrettably, truck accidents often result in more significant injuries for those involved. We see countless people hurt in truck accidents left to deal with painful injuries, such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Bone fractures
- Neck and soft tissue injuries
These and other injuries can have a debilitating impact on the lives of victims. If another person’s negligence has caused you harm, a Jefferson truck accident lawyer can help you build a strong case to ensure you are able to get justice after being harmed. If the truck driver was at fault for the accident, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against them.
In some cases, the trucking company may also be held liable for the accident. If the company was aware of any safety issues with the truck or if they failed to maintain the vehicle properly, they could be held responsible. You will need to speak with a knowledgeable legal team that can help you determine if you have a case against the driver, the trucking company, or another liable party.
If your case is successful, you may be awarded damages for your injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Pursuing legal action after a truck accident can be complicated, but working with an experienced legal team can help ensure that your rights are protected.
At Peterson & Associates, P.C., our team has more than three decades of experience litigating complex truck crash cases for clients across the state. Our personal injury lawyers are committed to helping each of our clients secure the maximum amount of compensation possible. Following your accident, our team will fight diligently to ensure all liable parties are held accountable. Schedule a free consultation by reaching out to our personal injury lawyers today at 816-888-8888 to get started.
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