Dixon, MO (October 13, 2022) – A traffic crash took place in Pulaski County that left a 76-year-old woman injured. At around 3:45 p.m., on October 11, Trooper KD Malay of the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the summer crash on Highway 28.
According to local law enforcement, a 2009 Jeep Wrangler and a 2015 Ford Escape were both stopped for traffic on Highway 28 just west of Hamlet Lane. For unknown reasons, a 2007 Toyota Yaris crashed into the rear of the Jeep. The force of the collision caused the Jeep to crash into the Ford.
A 76-year-old woman involved in the accident, identified as Monika Crabtree of Dixon, Missouri, was injured in the accident.
At this time, investigations into the crash are underway.
Our thoughts are with Monika Crabtree as we hope for her full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Crashes take place far too often in the state of Missouri that cause severe injuries to those involved. In many cases, people are hurt as a result of negligent drivers. In Missouri, the leading cause of car accidents is distracted driving. This can be anything from texting to looking at something other than the road. Distracted driving is especially dangerous because it takes the driver’s focus off of the task of driving, which can lead to disaster.
Another common factor in car accidents in Missouri is drunk driving. Drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol impair their ability to operate a vehicle in a safe manner. Drunk drivers are more likely to make mistakes that could lead to an accident, such as speeding or running red lights.
Finally, bad weather and poor road conditions can also lead to car accidents. Ice and snow make it difficult to brake and turn, while potholes and other debris can cause damage to tires or even cause a driver to lose control of their vehicle.
When people are injured as a result of vehicle collisions, they may be able to file personal injury cases against those who are responsible. Following a motor vehicle accident, Missouri law allows for the recovery of both economic and non-economic damages.
Damages that qualify as economic damages are those that have a specific monetary value. These damages can include medical bills, vehicle repair costs, and lost earnings. Non-economic damages do not generally have a dollar value assigned to them, but they can include things like pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.
In Missouri, there is no cap on the amount of economic damages that can be recovered in a personal injury lawsuit. However, there is a limit of $400,000 on noneconomic damages.
It is important that you consult with a Dixon car accident lawyer right away so you understand your rights moving forward.
Our team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. will fight to help you get the maximum amount of compensation possible for your legal claim. We will fight to prove that the defendant is at fault and demand that they give you compensation for all of the damages you face. Contact our law firm today at 816-888-8888 to get started.
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