Polo, MO (October 11, 2022) – A 56-year-old woman from Kingston, Missouri, was transported to Cameron Regional Medical Center with injuries following a collision that occurred in Caldwell County. At around 9:20 a.m., on October 10, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a crash on Missouri State Route 116.
According to local law enforcement, a 2014 Ford F150 was following behind a 2002 Ford Taurus on Missouri State Route 116. As the driver of the Taurus slowed to make a left turn, the Ford F150 attempted to overtake the vehicle as the driver of the Taurus attempted to turn near Missouri State Route 13. As a result, the two vehicles collided.
Both forwards were totaled as a result of the crash.
The driver of the Taurus, 56-year-old Sandra Cornelison, suffered injuries in the crash. She was transported by Caldwell County EMS to Cameron Regional Medical Center, where she was treated for her injuries.
The crash remains under investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are with Sandra Cornelison as we hope for her full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Motor vehicle accidents leave thousands of people injured every month. Unfortunately, many accidents are a result of drivers who act negligently. When drivers are impaired, distracted, or engage in other acts of negligence, they cause harm to innocent people.
In Missouri, if you are involved in a car accident, the amount of fault assigned to each party will determine who pays for damages. Missouri is a comparative fault state, which means that each person involved in an accident is assigned a percentage of fault. The total amount of damages awarded cannot exceed 100% of the total damages incurred.
For example, if you are involved in an accident that caused $10,000 in damage, and you are determined to be 20% at fault, you would be responsible for $2,000 of the damages. The other driver would be responsible for the remaining $8,000.
If you are found to be 50% or more at fault for a motor vehicle collision, you will not be able to recover any damages from the other driver. Unfortunately, most insurance companies are aware of this rule and they will do whatever they can to shift the blame of the accident on to you. For this reason, it is important that you reach out to a car accident lawyer in Polo right away.
Our lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. are aware of the games that insurance companies attempt to play when it comes to pushing blame onto others. We will fight against their self-serving tactics and demand that they provide you with the compensation you need and deserve following your accident. We will prove that the defendant is at fault by conducting a thorough investigation and gathering the strongest evidence possible. Contact our law firm today at 816-888-8888 to get started on your case.
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