At approximately 11 am on April 26th, John Burgess, 85, of Evergreen, AL, Richard Dark, 58, of Chesterfield, MO, and Russell David, 50, of Gretna, LA, were all injured in a large multi-car accident on I-75 near mile marker 185. The incident occurred due, in part, to traffic congestion caused by an earlier accident. The accident began when Mr. Burgess failed to slow down and struck the vehicle in front of him, which in turn struck the vehicle in front of it, and so on until 5 vehicles total became involved. Fortunately Mr. Burgess suffered only minor injuries, though his 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe was damaged extensively. He was treated on the scene and released. Mr. David also received minor injuries. Mr. Dark was the most injured of the three, and had to be rushed by ambulance to St. Joseph Hospital.
Traffic accidents can be more than inconvenient, they can be traumatic. We at the law offices of Kevin J. Roach with all of the parties a speedy and thorough recovery.
Missouri offers a comprehensive system of personal injury laws meant to protect persons who are hurt due to the negligence of others. Here, Mr. Burgess appears at fault and all parties who may have suffered any kind of physical injury or property damage may seek money damages for their lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering, among other issues for which they may be compensated.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, consult the personal injury experts at the law offices of Kevin J. Roach, (866) 519-0085, today.