Louisburg, MO (October 10, 2022) – A vehicle collision took place in Polk County that left a 44-year-old man from Urbana, Missouri, injured. On October 8, emergency crews were notified that a crash took place on Highway 64.
According to local law enforcement, at around 11 a.m., a collision between a 2002 Ford F350 pickup truck and a 2014 Honda Insight took place on Highway 64 just five miles west of Louisburg, Missouri. The two vehicles were totaled in the crash and had to be removed from the scene.
The driver of the Ford, 44-year-old Rodd Ziegler, suffered injuries in the crash. He was transported to Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, for the treatment of injuries.
Investigations are currently underway by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Our thoughts are with Rodd Ziegler as we hope for his full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Every year, crashes in Missouri send tens of thousands of people to hospitals with injuries. Some common injuries from auto wrecks include:
- Head injuries: These can range from concussions to more serious traumatic brain injuries. They can occur if the head hits the steering wheel, window, or another object during the accident.
- Broken bones: Arms, legs, and ribs are all susceptible to breaking in a car accident. The force of the impact can cause these bones to break even if they do not come into direct contact with anything.
- Internal bleeding: This is a serious injury that can occur if any of the organs are damaged in the accident. These injuries can be life-threatening, so it is important to seek medical attention right away if you suspect you may have this injury.
- Spinal cord injuries: These can range from a small injury that causes temporary paralysis to a more serious injury that results in permanent paralysis. Spinal cord injuries are particularly concerning because they can have a major impact on the victim’s quality of life.
When people are hurt in crashes, they can file legal claims against the responsible party. In Missouri, the rule of pure comparative negligence applies to car accident cases. This means that each party is responsible for their own damages, and the amount of damages they are responsible for is based on their percentage of fault. For example, if one driver is found to be 50% at fault for an accident, they would be responsible for 50% of the other driver’s damages. It is important that you have strong evidence to prove that the defendant is at-fault for your crash.
Once you have gathered all of the evidence you need to support your claim, or if the insurance company denies your claim or offers an unacceptable settlement amount, you may decide to file a civil lawsuit against the at-fault party. Working with a car accident lawyer in Louisburg can help to ensure you have the best chances of getting justice.
Our lawyers are Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help you gain compensation to cover your losses. Contact our law firm today at 816-888-8888 to get started.
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