Julia M. Hamilton, Donna L. Kniep, and Alexyss McDowell, were all injured in an accident that occurred on Tuesday, June 26th, in Jefferson County. The incident began on Missouri Route B, just south of Forest Drive, when a vehicle operated by Alexyss McDowell began to hydroplane and spin, causing Ms. McDowell to lose control.
Ms. McDowell’s vehicle then struck a car driven by Julia M. Hamilton, who had attempted to take evasive maneuvers. Nevertheless, Ms. McDowell’s car then hit the guard rail, breaking through, before coming to a stop on the side of the road.
Ms. McDowell, who is only 16 years old, suffered serious injuries and had to be transported via EMS to St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Ms. Hamilton and her passenger Donna L. Kniep suffered moderate injuries, and were transported to St. Anthony’s Medical Center.
Missouri and Illinois offer a widespread system of personal injury laws meant to protect parties who are injured through another person’s negligence.
The party seeking relief will be entitled to payment for lost wages, pain and suffering, any damaged property, and any medical bills incurred as a result of the accident that are not a result of her own negligence.
Missouri law states that you have five (5) years to file your personal injury lawsuit and Illinois law states that you have only two (2) years, but you never want to wait that long to file a claim. Some cases require a good deal of discovery and preparation, so the sooner you contact an attorney to file the case, the better for you.
Some accident victims are reluctant to hire an attorney because they think they cannot afford one. However, most personal injury attorneys, including Kevin Roach, are only paid if you receive a settlement or a verdict in your favor. You do not pay anything up front.
Also, remember that the statistics show that people who hire a personal injury attorney usually end up receiving far more accident compensation than if they handled the case on their own – on average, 3.5 times more. The bottom line is – you will most likely receive more for your injuries by hiring an experienced and proven auto accident personal injury attorney.
Kevin Roach is one of those attorneys. He is a highly experienced and well-rated attorney who has practiced personal injury law since 2001. Kevin oversees every personal injury case to ensure that you receive the maximum financial award for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain & suffering
If you still have questions about your car, truck, or motorcycle accident, please do not hesitate to contact Kevin Roach today for a free consultation (866) 519-0085