Meadville, MO (November 25, 2022) – A traffic accident took place in Linn County that left one man with moderate injuries on Wednesday evening. At around 6:35 p.m., November 23, emergency officials were called to the scene of a crash on US Highway 36.
According to reports, a 2008 Pontiac G6 crashed into the rear of the 2004 Chrysler Pacifica on US Highway 36 just three miles east of Meadville, Missouri. Both vehicles had to be removed from the scene by an area towing company due to the damage they suffered.
A 46-year-old man involved in the accident, identified as Travis Avila of Marceline, Missouri, suffered moderate injuries. He was transported to Pershing Memorial Hospital by Linn County ambulance, where he underwent emergency care.
The incident remains under investigation.
We hope Travis Avila recovers quickly following this accident.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Auto collisions are a leading cause of injuries in the state of Missouri. Regrettably, any person can be subjected to severe injuries due to a crash. In many cases, these accidents are a result of negligence. This is particularly true when people are involved in injured in rear-end collisions. There are many things that can cause drivers to rear-end other vehicles, but three of the most common causes are distractions, speeding, and failure to yield.
Distractions can come in many forms, from cell phones to passengers to outside scenery. But no matter what the distraction is, it takes a driver’s focus off the road and increases the chances of an accident.
Speeding is another major cause of rear-end accidents. When drivers are going too fast, they have less time to react to sudden braking or slowing by the car in front of them. This can result in a serious crash.
Failing to yield is also a common cause of rear-end accidents. This happens when a driver doesn’t give enough space to the car ahead when merging or turning. It can also happen when a driver is trying to pass another car and doesn’t leave enough space between the two vehicles.
If you’ve been injured as a result of a rear-end collision, a car accident lawyer in Meadville can help you get justice. Following your crash, you may be able to pursue legal action for compensation.
Our personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help you seek the maximum amount of compensation possible to cover the damages you face. This includes compensation for:
- Medical expenses.
- Lost earning capacity.
- Lost wages.
- Long-term care expenses.
- Cost to repair your vehicle or replace it.
- Pain and suffering.
- Emotional distress.
- And more.
Our team is deeply committed to helping each client we represent seek the maximum amount of compensation possible. Although no amount of money can relieve the pain and suffering you have been forced to endure, it can help make dealing with some of the financial struggles less stressful. Schedule a consultation with our personal injury lawyers today at 816-888-8888.
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