Collins, MO (October 25, 2022) – A traffic incident took place in St. Clair County that left two people injured. On October 23, at around 242 p.m., a crash took place on Missouri State Route 13.
According to reports provided by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 2003 Acura TL was involved in a collision with a 2008 Chevrolet equinox on Missouri State Route 13 in the Collins, Missouri, area.
The driver of the Chevrolet, 90-year-old Marjorie Routh of Humansville, Missouri, and a passenger in the Acura, a 17-year-old male from Blue Springs, Missouri, were both injured. The two victims were transported to CMH Hospital and Boulevard, Missouri, where they were treated for moderate injuries.
The crash remains under investigation at this time.
We hope Marjorie Routh and the teen injured in this accident recover quickly.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Vehicle accidents occur daily in the state of Missouri. Quite often, they result in sample physical and emotional injuries for victims. Innocent people are often harmed in crashes that are caused by drivers who are speeding, intoxicated, or engaging in other actions while behind the wheel that take their attention off the road ahead. When innocent people are hurt as a result of crashes, they are able to file legal claims against the driver who caused the accident. It is important that victims are able to prove fault.
In order to prove that another driver was at fault in a motor vehicle accident in Missouri, you will need to show that the other driver breached a duty of care that they owed to you. This can be done by showing that the other driver was driving in a negligent or reckless manner. For example, if the other driver was speeding or running a red light, this would likely be considered negligence. If the other driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident, this would be considered recklessness.
Once you have shown that the other driver breached a duty of care, you will need to show that this breach caused your accident and resulting injuries. Finally, you will need to show that you suffered damages as a result of the accident. Damages can include medical costs, vehicle repair expenses, lost wages, and more.
It is important to know that the state of Missouri follows a pure comparative negligence doctrine. In Missouri, if you are involved in a car accident, the amount of damages you may recover from the other driver may be reduced by your own percentage of fault. For example, if you are deemed to be 20% at fault for an accident, you can only recover 80% of the damages from the other driver.
A Collins car accident lawyer can provide you with the best chances of proving your damages in seeking the maximum compensation possible for them.
Our attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C. are here to help you get justice. Schedule a free consultation with our personal injury lawyers today at 816-888-8888 to get started.
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