Michael Schwartz injured in Lafayette County wreck

On April 19th at approximately 7:13 pm, Michael Schwartz, 49, of Hettick, IL, was injured following an accident that occurred on US 24, in Lafayette County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a 2012 Freightliner driven by Oleksandr Samodin, 22, of Hallendale Beach, FL, was involved in the accident when it turned in front of a 2004 Freightliner driven by Mr. Schwartz causing them to strike partially head on. Both drivers were using their safety devices. Mr. Samodin was not injured in the accident and refused medical treatment. Mr. Schwartz sustained serious injuries and was transported via Life Flight to a nearby medical center to be treated.

A traffic accident can be a stressful and even daunting experience. We at the law offices of Kevin J. Roach wish all parties a quick and thorough recovery.

The Legal Claims

Missouri offers an in-depth system of personal injury laws meant to protect persons who are injured through the negligent actions of another. Here, it is possible that both parties could have claims against the other depending on a determination of fault. The party seeking compensation will be entitled to payment for any lost wages, damaged property, pain and suffering, and any medical bills incurred as a direct result of the accident.


If you or a loved one have been hurt in a car wreck, consult the personal injury experts at the law offices of Kevin J. Roach, (866) 519-0085, today.