Elizabeth Lalone, Dennis Hicks, injured in accident on state highway E near Blackwell Road

In the early hours of Friday morning, Dennis Hicks, 34, of Bonne Terre, and Elizabeth Lalone, 37, also of Bonne Terre, were injured in a car accident on Highway E near Upper Blackwell Road. The wreck occurred at approximately 6 am, and began when the vehicle Ms. Lalone was travelling in failed to stop at the intersection. The driver of that vehicle, Mr. Jarid Purcell, 39, of St. Clair, was not injured. Ms. Lalone suffered serious injuries and was transported to St. Anthony’s Medical Center by EMS, and Mr. Hicks was also briefly admitted for further observation.

Traffic accidents are never easy for the families of those involved. We at the law offices of Kevin J. Roach wish all parties a swift recovery.

The Legal Claims

Missouri offers a broad system of personal injury laws meant to protect parties who are injured through the fault of another. Here, Mr. Purcell was likely at fault, and the parties 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. 

Although Ms. Lalone was a passenger of Mr. Purcell, she may still have a strong claim for personal injury against him.

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.