Lacy Fristoe, 27, Olathe, KS, and Kevin Payne, 27, Warrensburg, MO, were both injured in a single car accident on US-50, west of county road 550. The driver of the vehicle, Aaron Fitterling, 19, also of Warrensburg, suffered minor injuries as well. The incident occurred at approximately 11:20 pm on April 24th when Mr. Fitterling lost control of the 2001 Nissan the three of them were travelling in and it overturned upon coming into contact with a nearby ditch. According to the Missouri State Police report, Payne and Fristoe did not appear to be wearing their safety belts at the time of the incident. Both suffered moderate injuries, and all three were transported to Centrepoint Hospital for treatment. All were later released.
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 thorough and comprehensive system of personal injury law meant to protect persons who are injured through other people’s negligent acts. Here, though the driver might be found responsible for the accident, any compensation sought by the passengers could be lessened based on their own negligence–i.e., their failure to buckle up. The passengers, if they choose 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.