On April 28th, at approximately 11:30 am, Robert James, 53, of Beaufort, MO, and Terri Smith, 47, also of Beaufort, were injured in a car accident just off Route M in Franklin County. The accident began when Bryan Smith, driving the vehicle in which Ms. Smith was riding as a passenger, attempted to pull back onto the highway after stopping to pick up a pedestrian. As Mr. Smith merged back into the flow of traffic, he struck Mr. James. Mr. James was operating a motorcycle at the time. Both parties suffered moderate injuries and were transported to Mercy Hospital by MERAMEC ambulance service.
Traffic accidents can be as traumatic as they are dangerous. We at the law offices of Kevin J. Roach with all of the parties a speedy and thorough recovery.
Missouri offers a robust system of personal injury law meant to protect persons who are hurt due to the negligence of others. Here, Mr. Smith appears to be at fault, and all Mr. James may seek compensation for his lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering. He may also seek compensation for his damaged motorcycle. Likewise, Ms. Smith, the passenger in the vehicle, could seek compensation for the negligent acts of the person driving–namely Mr. Smith.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, consult the personal injury experts at the law offices of Kevin J. Roach, (866) 519-0085, today.