At approximately 10:55 pm on April 20th, Donald Graybeal, 53, of Laredo, MO, and Laura Revels, 52, also of Laredo, MO, were injured following an accident that occurred on RT V-1.5. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Mr. Graybeal’s vehicle was involved in the accident when, while travelling northbound, it crossed the center line and then off the west side of the roadway. The vehicle then struck a ditch before returning to the roadway. Neither driver nor passenger were wearing safety devices. Mr. Graybeal suffered moderate injuries while Ms. Revels suffered serious injuries. All injured parties were transported via EMS to nearby medical centers for treatment.
A traffic accidents are frequently difficult and even terrifying experience. We at the law offices of Kevin J. Roach wish all parties a quick and thorough recovery.
Missouri offers a robust system of personal injury laws meant to protect persons who are injured through another party’s negligent actions. Here, though the driver might be found at fault for the accident, any compensation sought by the passenger could be reduced based on her own negligence (i.e., her failure to wear a safety belt). Regardless, the injured passenger will be entitled to payment for any lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical bills incurred as a result of the accident.
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.