The complicated chain of events began when a car driven by a young woman from Imperial, MO crossed the right fog line and struck the car of a man from Jackson, MO, who was parked on the shoulder. The man’s car then entered the road, where it was hit by another car driver from Litchfield, IL and then a tractor trailer driven by a man from Florida. After colliding with three vehicles and hitting the median on the opposite side of the interstate from where it started, the Jackson man’s car (pictured here) was totaled, and several people involved were taken by ambulance to a hospital.
According to the police report by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred between the 188 and 189 mile markers south of Richardson Road.
Represented by attorney Michael Glisson from the Alton, Illinois-based law office of Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson, the man from Jackson has filed an auto accident suit against the other drivers involved.
Fortunately, no one died as a result of the multiple car wreck. And although the number of driving fatalities in Missouri has decreased in recent years — from 1,257 in 2005 to 878 in 2009, a National Highway Traffic Safety Commission report states — the problem still exists and is reason enough to drive carefully on Interstate roadways.
The following may be useful facts in determining whether or not you have a case:
- Anyone injured in an automobile accident can bring the lawsuit. This can be a driver, a passenger or even a pedestrian.
- If it is a one-car accident, a passenger can sue the driver if the driver was negligent – even if it is a friend or family member.
- If it is a multi-car accident, multiple drivers can be sued if they were negligent.
- The injured party bringing the lawsuit will have his/her negligence compared to the negligence of the defendant (the person who you are alleging is at fault).
- If a death occurs, damages can be for the conscious pain and suffering of the deceased from the time of the injury until the time of the death. Then, the next of kin will have a claim for loss of support and a loss of relationship with the deceased.
If you or a loved one have suffered a loss of quality of life, medical bills, lost wages, and other damages as a result of an accident on the road, do not hesitate to contact us at 1-877-WWFG-LAW. Our attorneys offer free consultations to determine whether they can help make a recovery on your behalf.