Robert Lawrence killed, Rodolfo Vargas injured, in Polk County crash

On Friday, June 8, Rodolfo Vargas, 27, of Hollister, and Robert Lawrence, 41, of Aldrich, were both involved in a fatal auto accident on MO-123, just south of Eudora. The accident began at approximately 7 am when Mr. Vargas crossed the center line and struck Mr. Lawrence head on. Unfortunately, Mr. Lawrence was killed on impact and declared deceased at the scene. Mr. Vargas suffered moderate injuries and had to be transported via EMS to Cox South Hospital. Both parties were wearing their safety belts at the time of the accident.

Traffic accidents that end in the loss of life are tragic, traumatic events. We at the law offices of Kevin J. Roach extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the parties involved.

The Legal Claims

Missouri offers a thorough and robust system of personal injury laws meant to protect parties who are injured through another person’s negligent acts. Here, Mr. Vargas is likely at fault and the parties seeking compensation will be entitled to payment for any 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 their own negligence. Further, the immediate family of the deceased may pursue their own claims for compensation through the Missouri wrongful death regime.

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.