On April 19th at approximately 7:55 am, Lorelei Arnold, 59, of Independence, MO, was injured following an accident that occurred on I 470. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Ms. Arnold’s vehicle was involved in the accident when she slowed down due to traffic congestion. A vehicle driven by Ellen Wilson, 59, of Independence, MO, overtook and struck the rear of Ms. Arnold’s vehicle. Both drivers were wearing their safety devices. Ms. Wilson did not seem to sustain any injuries while Ms. Arnold sustained serious injuries. She was taken via EMS to a nearby medical center to be treated for her injuries.
A traffic accident can be a trying and even distressing experience. We at the law offices of Kevin J. Roach wish all parties a quick and thorough recovery.
Missouri offers a broad system of personal injury laws meant to protect parties who are injured through another’s negligence. Here, both parties might be held liable for the injuries of Ms. Arnold depending on who is determined to be at fault. The person seeking compensation will be entitled to payment for lost wages, pain and suffering, damaged property, and any medical bills incurred as a result of the accident that are not a result of her own negligence.
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.