On April 20th at approximately 11:05 pm, Kyjiah Clark, 17, of Hannibal, MO, was injured following an accident that occurred on Pike County Road 252. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a vehicle driven by Alyssa Smith, 16, of Clarksville, MO, was involved in the accident when, while travelling southbound, it travelled off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree, injuring both an occupant of the vehicle. Neither driver nor passenger were wearing safety devices. Ms. Clark suffered serious injuries while Mr. Smith was not injured in the accident. Ms. Clark was transported via Air Evac Helicopter to a nearby hospital to be treated.
A traffic accident can be a worrying and even traumatic experience. We at the law offices of Kevin J. Roach wish all parties a quick and thorough recovery.
Missouri offers a comprehensive system of personal injury laws meant to protect persons who are injured through another’s negligent action. Here, though the driver might be found responsible for the accident, any compensation sought by the passenger could be lessened based on her own negligence. The passenger, if she chooses to seek compensation, will be entitled to payment for any lost wages, damaged property, and any medical bills incurred as a direct 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.