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Carrollton, MO – Two-Vehicle Crash on US-65 Leaves One Injured

Categorized as Auto Accidents, Personal Injury

Carrollton, MO (October 21, 2022) – A traffic incident took place in Carroll County that left one man injured. At around 1225 p.m., on October 19, emergency crews are called to the scene of a crash on US Highway 65.

According to reports provided by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 2004 Mercury Sable and a 1989 Military HMMWV collided in the 14,000 block of North US Highway 65. Both vehicles were significantly damaged due to the crash.

The driver of the Mercury, 92-year-old Robert Hart of Carrollton, Missouri, suffered injuries in the crash. Hart was transported to Carroll County Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for injuries.

The incident remains under investigation at this time.

We hope Robert Hart is able to recover quickly following this accident.

Car Accidents in Missouri

Carrollton, MO – Two-Vehicle Crash on US-65 Leaves One InjuredEach year, tens of thousands of people across Missouri are harmed as a result of traffic collisions. In many cases, these accidents are a result of negligent motorists. When innocent people are harmed by acts of negligence, they may be able to file legal claims against those who are responsible.

In order to prevail on filing a personal injury lawsuit, you must be able to demonstrate that the defendant is at fault. There are a few different ways that fault can be determined after a car crash in Missouri. One way is by looking at who caused the accident. If one driver ran a red light and hit another driver who had the right of way, then that first driver would likely be found at fault.

Another way to determine fault is by looking at who was speeding or driving recklessly. This can be more difficult to prove, but if there is evidence that one driver was driving dangerously leading up to the accident, then that driver may be held responsible.

Finally, Missouri follows the doctrine of pure comparative negligence. This means that even if you were found to be partially responsible for the collision, you can still recover damages from the other party as long as they were more than 50% at fault. However, if you are found to be more than 50% at fault for an accident, then you will not be able to recover any damages from the other party.

So, when determining fault for a Missouri car crash, it is important to look at who caused the accident and who was driving recklessly leading up to it. If you are unsure of who is at fault, it is best to speak with a Carrollton car accident lawyer who can help investigate your case and determine liability.

Our lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have extensive experience helping people across Missouri get justice following their accidents. Following your crash, we will investigate, gather evidence, and negotiate compensation on your behalf. Schedule a consultation at our law firm by calling 816-888-8888 to see how our personal injury lawyers can help you.

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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.