Seneca, MO (October 17, 2022) – Two women were transported to area hospitals following a crash that occurred in Newton County on Saturday evening. At 9:05 p.m., on October 15, troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol were called to the scene of a crash on US Highway 60.
According to local law enforcement, a 2017 Ford focus was traveling on US Highway 60, just three miles east of Seneca, Missouri, when the vehicle struck a deer. The impact of the collision caused the deer to strike a 2022 Honda Accord. Both vehicles suffered significant damage in the accident.
The driver of the Honda, 49-year-old Deanna Young of Neosho, Missouri, suffered significant injuries. She was transported to Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Missouri, for emergency medical care.
The driver of the Ford, 18-year-old Mallorie King of Seneca, Missouri, was transported to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin, Missouri.
The crash remains under investigation at this time.
We hope Deanna Young and Mallorie King recover quickly following this accident.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Motor vehicle accidents take place every day in the state of Missouri. Quite often, these accidents are caused by drivers who engage in some form of negligence. Some of the most common causes of crashes we see in our state include:
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- Driving aggressively
- Reckless driver actions
If you have been injured as a result of an accident, you may be able to file a legal claim against the driver who is responsible. In Missouri, if you are found to be even 1% at fault for an accident, you can still recover damages from the other driver or drivers. This is because Missouri follows a “pure comparative fault” system when it comes to car accidents.
This means that your award of damages will be reduced by the percentage that you are at fault. So, if you are found to be 20% at fault, your award of damages will be reduced by 20%.
Reaching out to a car accident lawyer in Seneca can provide you with the best insight as to what rights and legal options are available to help you move forward.
Our legal team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have more than three decades of experience helping injured drivers, passengers, and families get justice after their accident. Our team can help you seek the maximum amount of compensation possible for your legal claim.
We will build a solid lawsuit on your behalf and fight to ensure you are able to get the money you need for lost wages, medical expenses, and more. Schedule a consultation with our legal team today by calling 816-888-8888. Our lawyers can meet with you to discuss your case in the legal options available to help you get justice.
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