At approximately 6 pm on Monday, May 21, Philip L. Helton, 77, of Trenton, MO, was injured in a car accident on I-35 three miles north of Eagleville. The accident occurred when a tractor-trailer operated by Charles Dinsmore, 73, of Chillicothe, slammed into the rear end of Mr. Helton’s vehicle, forcing Mr. Helton to come to a stop. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Mr. Helton suffered moderate injuries and had to be transported by EMS to an area hospital for treatment. Mr. Helton was wearing a safety belt at the time of the accident.
A traffic accident can be a painful 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 law meant to protect persons who are injured through the fault of another. Here, Mr. Dinsmore is likely at fault and Mr. Helton would be entitled to payment for any lost wages, pain and suffering, damaged property, and medical bills incurred as a result of the accident. In cases where a commercial vehicle is involved, both the driver and their employer may be liable.
If you’ve been injured in an 18-wheeler accident, consult the personal injury experts at the law offices of Kevin J. Roach, (866) 519-0085, today.