Fredericktown, MO (October 7, 2022) – A 61-year-old woman from Ironton, Missouri, was left with moderate injuries following a truck accident in Madison County. On October 5, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a crash that took place on Highway 72.
According to reports, at around 8:15 a.m., a 2011 Ford Taurus was traveling on Highway 72 during the morning hours. At the same time, a 2019 Peterbilt truck was attempting to make a U-turn on the roadway. As a result, the two vehicles collided.
The driver of the Ford, 61-year-old Lori Willis, was transported to Parkland Hospital in Farmington, Missouri, by ambulance, where she underwent emergency treatment.
Investigations surrounding the cause of the crash are underway by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Our thoughts are with Lori Willis as we hope for her full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Vehicle collisions take place every day in the state of Missouri. Many of these accidents leave victims with painful physical injuries that require extensive medical treatment. Car accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, but some of the most common causes in Missouri include:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Poor road conditions
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to a traffic collision in Missouri, it’s important to understand the possible causes and what you can do to protect your legal rights. An experienced Fredericktown car accident attorney can help you investigate the cause of your accident and fight for the compensation you deserve.
After being harmed in a motor vehicle accident, you may have legal options that can help you move forward. Missouri law allows accident victims to recover both economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are those that have a specific monetary value, such as lost wages, medical bills, and property damage. Non-economic damages are those without a monetary value. These can include emotional distress, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. In some cases, punitive damages can be awarded as well.
Car accident victims in Missouri have a limited time to file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party. The statute of limitations sets a deadline by which your case must be filed or you will lose your right to recover compensation. In Missouri, this deadline is usually five years from the date of your accident. However, waiting to file a claim to long can prevent you from getting full and timely compensation.
Our lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. are here to help you get justice. Our team can take your case and get started on investigating immediately. Will build a strong personal injury lawsuit on your behalf and fight to get to fair compensation. Contact our law firm today at 816-888-8888 to get started on your case.
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