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Multiple civil claims possible in some Missouri car accidents.

In a split second, the life of someone involved in a vehicle accident can be changed forever. Most drivers realize the importance of staying focused while they are behind the wheel and will attempt to minimize any potential distractions. Unfortunately, some car accidents are caused by a driver being distracted due to having a vehicle full of passengers. A recent accident in Missouri resulted in the death of one individual and seriously injured four others.

The incident occurred when a 23-year-old driver ran a stop sign and was hit by a pickup. There were four other passengers in his vehicle, including a 22-year-old man who was killed by the impact of the crash. The other three passengers all suffered serious injuries and were taken to a local hospital.

The 30-year-old driver of the pickup and her one passenger also sustained critical injuries from the accident. The investigation into this tragic incident remains ongoing. While the 23-year-old man that ran the stop sign was unharmed by the wreck, he could potentially be facing serious consequences for his actions.

In car accidents where there is sufficient evidence that a driver acted negligently, a victim has the right to file suit in a Missouri civil court. Compensation awarded as a result of a successfully litigated personal injury claim can help to cover current and future medical bills, lost wages and any rehabilitation costs. A wrongful death claim can be filed by a victim's family in cases involving a fatality. While this cannot bring back the individual that was lost, any awarded damages could help the family cope with funeral and burial expenses.

Source: kansascity.com, Olathe man killed in southwest Missouri crash, No author, Sept. 15, 2013

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