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Poplar Bluff, MO – James Fuller & James Osborn Killed in Auto Wreck on County Rd 441

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Poplar Bluff, MO (October 14, 2022) – Authorities have confirmed that 26-year-old James Fuller and 67-year-old James Osborn, both of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, have suffered fatal injuries following a motor vehicle accident that occurred in Butler County.

On October 13, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was dispatched to the scene of a major motor vehicle collision on County Road 441. At around 6:40 a.m., the driver of a 2016 Ford Mustang crossed over the centerline of County Road 441 just half of a mile north of Highway PP. As a result, the vehicle collided with the 2012 Toyota Sienna head-on. The two vehicles were totaled in the accident.

Two victims involved in the accident, identified as Fuller and Osborn, were both severely injured. The two victims were transported by ambulance to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, where they were pronounced deceased from their injuries.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the accident at this time.

Our condolences are with the families of James Fuller and James Osborn at this time.

Fatal Car Accidents in Missouri

Poplar Bluff, MO – James Fuller & James Osborn Killed in Auto Wreck on County Rd 441Fatal accidents take place every day in the state of Missouri. These incidents add up to taking the lives of more than 1100 people annually. There are many cases where people are harmed as a result of negligent drivers. We see many people lose their lives as a result of drivers who are impaired, speeding, or distracted.

No one wants to think about the possibility of being involved in a fatal car accident. But the sad reality is that these accidents happen every day, all across the country. If your loved one has been involved in a fatal car accident in Missouri, you may be able to pursue legal action against the responsible driver. To do so, you will want to file a wrongful death claim against them. A Poplar Bluff wrongful death lawyer can help you seek compensation from the responsible driver.

There are a few different types of recoverable damages that may be available to you after a fatal car accident in Missouri. First, you may be able to recover damages for the death of your loved one. This includes both economic damages, such as lost wages and funeral expenses, and non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering.

You may also be able to recover property damage from the other driver if they were at fault for the accident. This can include damage to the vehicle, as well as any personal belongings that were damaged or destroyed in the accident.

Finally, you may be able to recover punitive damages from the other driver if their actions were particularly reckless or careless. Punitive damages are meant to punish the at-fault driver and to help prevent other drivers from engaging in the types of behavior that cause harm to others while behind the wheel.

If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, our car accident lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help you understand your rights and options. 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.