On April 21st at approximately 5 pm, Matthew Miller, 24, of Winona, MO, and Kelly Trogdon, 26, Eminence, MO, were injured following an accident that occurred on MO 19. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Ms. Trogdon’s vehicle was involved in the accident when, while travelling northbound, it ran off the roadway and hit two trees. The vehicle sustained significant damage, and injured both the driver and a passenger. Neither were wearing safety devices. Ms. Trogdon suffered minor injuries while Mr. Miller suffered serious injuries. All injured parties were transported via EMS to nearby emergency rooms for treatment.
A traffic accident can be a tense and even frightening experience. We at the law offices of Kevin J. Roach wish all parties a quick and thorough recovery.
Missouri offers a thorough system of personal injury laws meant to protect persons who are injured through another’s negligence. Here, though the driver might be found at fault for the accident, any compensation sought by the passenger could be reduced based on his own negligent failure to wear a safety device. The passenger’s 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 recently been in a single car accident, consider consulting with the personal injury experts at the law offices of Kevin J. Roach, (866) 519-0085, today.