Jefferson, MO (October 28, 2022) – A truck accident reported in Jefferson County left a 25-year-old female seriously injured. Just after 8:30 a.m., on October 26, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a crash on US Highway 67.
At around 830 a.m., a collision between a 2019 Hyundai Elantra and a 2019 Freightliner Cascadia occurred on the northbound side of US Highway 67 near Montauk Drive. The Hyundai was totaled in the accident and had to be towed from the scene.
The driver of the Hyundai, 25-year-old Shyann Gerren of Bismarck, Missouri, was seriously injured in the crash. She was transported by Joachim Plattin Ambulance District to Mercy Hospital South, where she underwent emergency treatment.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash at this time.
We hope Shyann Gerren recovers quickly following this accident.
Truck Accidents in Missouri
Truck accidents take place far too often in the state of Missouri. Unfortunately, the size and weight of these vehicles leave them more likely to cause significant injuries and damage to victims. When a person is harmed as a result of a truck accident, they may be interested in pursuing legal action.
Following a truck accident, it is important to recognize who you may be able to pursue legal actions against. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, each party may have a different responsibility to you. Some parties who can be held liable include:
Truck driver: The driver of a truck is typically responsible for driving within the bounds of the law and following traffic regulations. If a truck driver causes a crash by violating these rules, he or she may be held liable.
Truck owner: The owner or operator of a truck also has responsibilities. For example, if a truckload is overloaded or improperly secured, the owner or operator could be held liable for injuries caused by the crash.
Cargo company: Cargo companies are typically responsible for ensuring that their trucks are in good condition and that they are loaded correctly. If a truck crashes because its load is unsafely carried or it is not properly secured, the company could be held liable.
Maintenance company: Maintenance companies often inspect trucks before and after they are used in order to make sure they are safe. If a crash occurs as a result of an unsafe vehicle, the maintenance company could be held liable.
It is important that you reach out to a Jefferson truck accident lawyer right away. Our team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. will be able to review the circumstances surrounding your accident, identify who is accountable for your injuries and damages, and take legal action against them.
Our lawyers have more than three decades of experience handling complex truck accident cases for victims across the state of Missouri. You can depend on our team to provide you with fearless representation that helps you achieve a favorable outcome. Because of the consultation today at 816-888-8888 Sissy how our personal injury lawyers can help you.
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