At approximately 9:30 am two vehicles were involved in an accident on U.S. 60, 2 miles west of Monett, MO. One driver was hurt, and the other was killed. The accident occurred when the first driver, identified as Jimmie P. Davidson, 79, of Cassville, failed to stop at a stop sign and was struck by a vehicle operated by Perry Cantrell, 80, of Springfield. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Mr. Cantrell suffered moderate injuries and had to be transported to an area hospital. Unfortunately, Ms. Davidson was pronounced dead at the scene.
Traffic fatalities are never easy for the families of those involved. We at the law offices of Kevin J. Roach extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Ms. Davidson.
Missouri offers a broad system of personal injury laws meant to protect parties who are injured through the fault of another. Here, depending on a determination of fault, the person seeking compensation will be entitled to payment for any lost wages, pain and suffering, and any medical bills incurred as a result of the accident that are not also a result of their own negligence.
Further, the family of Ms. Davidson may have a wrongful death claim that will allow them to recover the losses she suffered before she passed, as well as their own loss of society and companionship with the deceased.
If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, consult the personal injury experts at the law offices of Kevin J. Roach, (866) 519-0085, today.