When out on the road in Missouri, a car accident can happen without warning. People who are simply going about their business and performing the mundane tasks that go along with driving can quickly face a trip to the hospital with significant injuries and even fatalities. People who are involved in car accidents must remember the impact a car crash can have on their lives and the lives of their loved ones. While the obvious initial thought after an accident is to make certain that everyone is uninjured or gets treatment if they are hurt, it is also important to remember the right to consider a legal filing to seek compensation.
A morning three-vehicle accident injured several people including one seriously. The crash happened at about 7:30 a.m. when a man driving a 1995 Ford Ranger was heading west and attempted to make a left turn. In the Ranger were two males – the driver, 25, and a passenger, 26. As the Ranger turned, it was hit by a 2012 Chevrolet Cruz being driven by a 24-year-old woman. The Ranger hit a 2017 Chevrolet Equinox being driven by a 32-year-old woman. It subsequently overturned. The passenger in the Ranger was taken to the hospital. In all, five people were hurt in this series of crashes.
Car accidents can lead to a variety of outcomes. In an ideal scenario, people will be uninjured and can move on without suffering any ill effects. In others, however, there are severe injuries and fatalities. Those who have been in a car crash or lost a loved one in a crash should be aware of all the issues they will need to deal with in the aftermath. Medical expenses, lost wages, inability to contribute to a family in a personal way and more are some of the problems that injuries in a car accident can create. With a fatality, the family will need to pay for a funeral and come to grips with the loss of a loved one in an unexpected and often unnecessary incident. Trusting the insurance company to pay what is fair is almost always a mistake making it essential that a legal professional be consulted to consider litigation.
In this accident, a man was turning his vehicle when it was hit twice. If flipped over and caused injuries. As the investigation into this case moves forward and the people who were hurt are treated, it is imperative that those involved discuss their case with a lawyer who has experience in investigating an auto accident and knows how to pursue compensation in a lawsuit.
Source: emissourian.com, “Washington Man Seriously Hurt in St. Charles County Crash,” Dec. 12, 2017