St Charles, MO (October 13, 2022) – A traffic collision took place in St. Charles County that left one man injured. At around 10:20 p.m., on October 11, the Missouri State Highway Patrol received a request to provide assistance at the scene of an accident that occurred on Interstate 64.
According to local law enforcement, a 2004 Ford Escape in a 2019 Honda Odyssey collided on the westbound side of Interstate 64 just west of Interstate 364. Both vehicles suffered severe damage due to the crash.
The driver of the Ford, 41-year-old Jonathan Morgan of Troy, Missouri, was injured in the accident. Morgan was transported to SSM health St. Joseph Hospital West, where he underwent treatment for injuries.
The crash remains under investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are with Jonathan Morgan as we hope for his full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Every year, tens of thousands of people are hurt as a result of vehicle crashes in the state of Missouri in some cases, injured parties are able to seek compensation that they can use to cover the damages following the accident. Some of the damages he may be able to recover include compensation for:
- Medical expenses. This includes any past, present, and future medical bills related to the injuries that you have suffered as a result of the crash.
- Lost wages. If you missed work because of your injuries, you can recover the lost wages that you’ve incurred as a result of taking time off work for appointments and for your recovery.
- Pain and suffering. This is non-economic damage that compensates you for the physical and emotional pain and suffering caused by your injuries.
- Property damage. If your vehicle was damaged or destroyed in the accident, you can recover the cost of repairs or replacement of your vehicle.
- Punitive damages. In some cases, punitive damages may be available if the other driver was grossly negligent or engaged in intentional misconduct.
If you are interested in filing a personal injury claim against the person who caused your crash, the first step is to prove who is at fault. This can be tricky, but there are some general guidelines that can help.
First, it’s important to understand that Missouri is an “at-fault” state when it comes to car accidents. That means that the person who caused the accident is typically responsible for paying for any damages.
There are some exceptions to this rule, however. If the other driver was intoxicated or speeding, they may be held liable regardless of who caused the accident.
To determine fault, insurance companies will often look at police reports, witness statements, and any other evidence available. They will also consider who was ticketed or cited by police after the accident.
In some cases, fault may be shared between both drivers. For example, if one driver ran a red light and the other driver was speeding, they may both be found at fault.
If you’re still not sure who is at fault, there are a few resources you can use to get more information. It is important that you reach out to a St Charles car accident lawyer right away.
Our team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help prove your case and get you the compensation you need and deserve. Contact our law firm today at 816-888-8888 to get started.
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