Oregon, MO (November 5, 2022) – A motor vehicle crash reported in Holt County left several people injured. On November 4, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a crash on US Highway 59.
Preliminary reports show that just after 8:20 a.m., a 2020 Kia Soul was traveling west on US Highway 59. At the same time, a 2020 Buick Envision was traveling eastbound on the same roadway. For unknown reasons, the two vehicles collided. The impact of the crash caused the Buick to go off the south side of the roadway and strike a cluster of trees before coming to rest.
Four people suffered injuries due to the crash. The four victims were identified as 72-year-old Wayne Adkins, 71-year-old Lily Adkins, 22-year-old Mackenzie Shaw, and a 1-year-old male. All four victims were transported to Mosaic life Care in St. Joseph, Missouri, for the treatment of injuries.
The crash is being investigated by Missouri State Highway Patrol at this time.
Our thoughts are with Wayne Adkins, Lily Adkins, Mackenzie Shaw, and the young child injured in this accident.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Being injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident can be devastating. Regrettably, we witness countless people left with severe injuries due to crashes in our state every year. Some of the injuries that victims suffer from following car crashes in Missouri include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severe compound fractures
- Internal organ damage
- Neck and soft tissue injuries
If you have suffered injuries in a traffic collision, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the person responsible. This type of claim can help you get money for your medical costs, repairs to your vehicle, and more. In Missouri, the amount of damages you can recover may be reduced by the percentage of fault you share for the accident. This is because Missouri follows a pure comparative negligence doctrine when it comes to car accidents.
Under this doctrine, each person involved in an accident is responsible for their own damages, up to the amount of the other party’s fault. So, if you’re found to be 50% at fault for an accident, you can only recover damages from the other party up to 50% of your total damages.
When it comes to recovering the maximum amount of compensation, he must be able to demonstrate that the defendant shared all or move the majority of fault for the accident. This can be quite difficult for a victim to do on their own. For this reason, it is important that you reach out to a car accident lawyer in Oregon on right away. Your attorney can help determine who was at fault and what percentage of fault you may be liable for.
Our personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have decades of experience handling personal injury litigation for injured clients. Our team can help you prove that the defendant is at fault and demand full and timely compensation. Schedule a free consultation with our team today by calling 816-888-8888.
Note: Our team of writers utilized secondary sources in the creation of this accident post. For that reason, the specifics regarding this accident have not been independently fact-checked and verified by our writing staff. If you locate any information that is not accurate, please notify us immediately so that we can update the post to reflect the most accurate information available. If you would like the post to be removed from our site, please let us know and we will do our best to remove it completely.
Disclaimer: As a well-respected member of the Kansas City, Missouri business community, Peterson & Associates, P.C. is always looking to increase the safety of and bring overall safety for all Missouri residents. We hope that by bringing awareness to the dangers associated with driving that people will exercise additional caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being injured in a serious crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. This post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.