Branson, MO (October 16, 2022) – A traffic incident took place in Taney County that left two people injured. At around 1:45 p.m., on October 14, troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a crash that occurred on US Highway 65.
According to preliminary investigations, a 2008 Kia Optima crashed into the rear of a 2015 Toyota Highlander on US Highway 65, just three miles north of Branson, Missouri. Both vehicles were totaled in the crash.
EMS responded to the scene and rendered aid to 18-year-old Autumn Brynilbson and 45-year-old Aimee Calvert. Brynilbson was then transported by ambulance to Cox Hospital in Branson, Missouri, for the treatment of serious injuries.
Calvert was transported by private vehicle to Cox Health Hospital in Ozark, Missouri, with minor injuries.
The crash remains under investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are with Autumn Brynilbson and Aimee Calvert at this time.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Crashes in Missouri often leave victims with severe injuries that require medical care. Some common injuries reported in Missouri car accidents include:
- Back injuries: Back injuries can range from mild to severe. Common symptoms of a back injury include back pain, stiffness, and difficulty moving.
- Head injuries: Head injuries can be very serious and even life-threatening. Common symptoms of a head injury include headache, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting.
- Broken bones: Broken bones are one of the most common car accident injuries. Symptoms of a broken bone include pain, swelling, and bruising.
- Internal organ damage: These injuries can be life-threatening if they are not addressed immediately. We see many people suffer internal organ damages to the lungs, kidneys, and spleens.
If you have been involved in a car accident, it is crucial that you act quickly to protect your legal rights. You must reach out to a Branson car accident lawyer as soon as possible to schedule a free consultation. You may be able to seek financial compensation from the person who is at fault for your crash.
Missouri follows the pure comparative negligence rule when it comes to car accident cases. This means that each party is assigned a percentage of fault based on their actions leading up to the accident. For example, if one driver ran a red light and the other was speeding, they would each be given 50% fault. The total damages would then be reduced by the percentage of fault held by each party. So, if the total damages were $10,000, each driver would only be responsible for $5,000.
Our lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can meet with you to discuss your case. We will help you better understand pure comparative negligence rules in our state and help you get the money you need and deserve to cover the damages you face following your crash. Schedule a consultation with our personal injury lawyers today by calling 816-888-8888.
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