Meramec, MO (November 24, 2022) – A traffic accident took place in Jefferson County that left one young woman injured. Just before 2:30 p.m., on November 22, emergency crews were called to the scene of a crash that took place on Missouri State Route 30.
According to reports, the friend of a 2001 Jeep Cherokee struck the left side of a 2012 Mazda 3 on the eastbound side of Missouri State Route 30 near Local Hillsboro Road. Both vehicles were totaled in the crash.
The driver of the Mazda, 18-year-old Valecia Ruzicka of Catawissa, Missouri, was injured in the crash. She was transported by Big River Ambulance District to Mercy Hospital South, where she underwent emergency care.
The incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Valecia Ruzicka at this time.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Many people who are involved in automobile accidents are left with significant injuries. Unfortunately, they often face mental and financial suffering as well. Every year, thousands of people are hospitalized with severe injuries that impact their lives forever. Trying to overcome painful physical and emotional injuries can be incredibly difficult.
When victims are harmed in accidents, they are able to pursue legal action against the responsible party. When it comes to awarding damages for car accident victims, the doctrine of pure comparative negligence is followed here in the state of Missouri. This means that if you are involved in a car crash, your damages will be reduced by the percentage of fault that is attributable to you. For example, if you are found to be 20% at fault for a car crash that caused $10,000 in damage, your damages would be reduced by $2,000.
This doctrine can have a significant impact on your case if you are involved in a car crash. Insurance companies will do whatever they can to try to shift the majority of the blame for the accident onto you. They do this to avoid paying you the maximum amount of compensation possible for your legal claim. If you are even slightly at fault for the crash, it is important to speak with an experienced Meramec car accident lawyer who can help you understand your options and how the comparative negligence doctrine may apply to your case.
Our lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help to ensure that you are not taken advantage of by the insurance company. Our team will build a strong case on your behalf that demonstrates the defendant is at fault. We will demand timely compensation for all of the damages that you have suffered. Our team will fight against these self-serving entities to ensure you are able to get justice. Schedule a consultation with our personal injury lawyers today at 816-888-8888.
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