Stover, MO (March 16, 2020) – A serious accident involving serious injuries to two 15-year-old teenagers took place on Little Buffalo Road on Friday, March 13th.

A crash report shows that the incident took place at about 6:45 p.m. about two miles south of Route T in Morgan County.

Officers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol stated that a 1994 Dodge 1500 pick-up truck, driven by a 15-year-old boy who was accompanied by another 15-year-old male, was traveling northbound along Little Buffalo Road when he lost control of the vehicle causing serious injuries to both occupants.

This crash resulted in the pick-up truck swerving sharply to the left causing it to veer off the side of the road, plow straight through a fence, and finally come to a stop only after it struck a tree.

Both juveniles were transported via ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach. The driver’s condition was listed as serious, and his passenger was listed as moderate.

The Dodge was totaled.

Our thoughts are with both injured teenagers and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Passenger Injuries in Missouri

For passengers who are injured in Missouri car accidents, things do not work quite the same way as they do for the drivers involved. A passenger is never liable for an accident. This means that the at-fault driver and their insurance carrier would be required to pay financial compensation to a passenger for any medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other typical elements of recovery in personal injury actions. 

Plainly stated, drivers owe their passengers a duty of care. They are obligated to exercise sound judgment and to obey all state driving laws. In the event of a car accident-related death, the immediate family of the decedent would be entitled to bring a wrongful death claim against the negligent driver for related damages.

Our Missouri personal injury attorneys understand the legal system, Missouri traffic laws, and how to deal with big insurance companies that would otherwise try to bully you into a smaller settlement. 

If you have been injured in a car accident for which you were not at fault and are looking to file a personal injury claim in Missouri, reach out to the personal injury attorneys at Monsees & Mayer, PC

If you are unsure if you even have a legitimate claim, discussing your case with a qualified attorney will answer your questions and let you know what legal options are available to you. Give us a call at (816) 361-5555 to schedule your free consultation regarding your potential Missouri car accident claim today.

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