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Lesterville, MO – Karen Monroe Injured in Two-Vehicle Wreck on Highway J

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Lesterville, MO (October 14, 2022) – A 78-year-old woman was transported to iron County Medical Center for the treatment of injuries following a motor vehicle accident that took place in Reynolds County. On October 12, troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol were dispatched to the scene of a collision that occurred on Highway J.

At around 4:55 p.m., a collision between a 2010 Honda CRV and a 2009 Toyota Yaris took place on highway J, just six miles west of Lesterville, Missouri.

Both vehicles were totaled due to the impact of the crash.

The driver of the Honda, 78-year-old Karen Monroe of Redford, Missouri, suffered moderate injuries in the crash. Monroe was transported to Iran’s County Medical Center, where she underwent treatment for her injuries.

Investigations are currently underway by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Our thoughts are with Karen Monroe as we hope for her full recovery.

Car Accidents in Missouri

Lesterville, MO – Karen Monroe Injured in Two-Vehicle Wreck on Highway JVehicle crashes take place every day in the state of Missouri. Many of these accidents leave victims involved with serious injuries. Trying to overcome the mental and emotional trauma following a crash can be difficult while overcoming physical and financial challenges. When victims are injured in accidents, they are able to file personal injury lawsuits against those who are responsible.

In Missouri, the comparative negligence doctrine is used to determine liability in car accidents. This doctrine states that each party involved in an accident is liable for their own negligence. In other words, if one driver is found to be 50% at fault for an accident, they would be responsible for 50% of the damages.

This doctrine is important because it allows victims of car accidents to recover damages even if they are partly at fault for the accident. For example, if a victim is rear-ended by another driver and it is determined that the victim was 10% at fault for the accident (because they were not paying attention to their surroundings), they would still be able to recover 90% of their damages from the at-fault driver.

If you have been involved in a car accident in Missouri, it is important to speak with a Lesterville car accident attorney who can help you understand your rights and option.

Our lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have decades of experience fighting to protect the legal rights of innocent people who have been hurt in crashes across the state of Missouri. Our personal injury lawyers can help you build a solid case to fight for justice. We will conduct an independent investigation into your accident and gather the strongest evidence to prove your case, and demand full compensation for your costs and losses. Contact our law firm today at 816-888-8888 to get started.

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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.