Tomas Paxtor and Gerald Cornett injured in Newton County wreck

On April 22nd at approximately 7 am, Tomas Paxton, 27, of Carthage, MO, and Gerald Cornett, 57, of Neosho, MO, were injured following an accident that occurred on MO 175 just north of Neosho. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Ms. Paxton’s vehicle became involved in the accident when it crossed the center line on the highway while headed southbound and struck Mr. Cornett’s vehicle head-on. Mr. Cornett did not appear to be wearing a safety device. Both vehicles were totaled in the incident, and both the drivers sustained serious injuries. They were taken via ambulance to nearby hospitals for treatment.

A traffic accident can be a challenging and even traumatic experience. We at the law offices of Kevin J. Roach wish all parties a quick and thorough recovery.

The Legal Claims

Missouri offers a wide-ranging system of personal injury laws meant to protect parties who are hurt through the negligent actions of another person. Here, though the accident may have been caused by one driver, the degree of fault and eventual recovery may be lessened by the other driver’s own negligence. The second driver will be entitled to payment for lost wages, pain and suffering, damaged property, and any medical bills incurred as a result of the accident.

If you’ve been hurt in a car wreck, consult the personal injury experts at the law offices of Kevin J. Roach, (866) 519-0085, today.