A Columbia, MO man was seriously injured in multiple accidents on the same day. The 31-year-old man was driving his 1992 Chevrolet northbound in the southbound lane when his vehicle collided with a Missouri Department of Transportation snowplow removing about an inch of snow from the roadway. The extent of his injuries are unclear, but apparently he then walked about a quarter mile north in the southbound roadway, only to be struck by a vehicle. He continued walking and in less than five minutes was hit head again, this time head-on by a tractor trailer. The man was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. An investigation of the accident is ongoing. There is no confirmation whether alcohol played a part, if the man was suffering from a medical condition, or if he was merely trying to seek help after the first accident.
This accident will require a detailed investigation. Determining fault can sometimes be a complicated process. Insurance companies will try to reach a quick settlement and limit recovery to the lowest possible amount. The last thing this family wants to deal with is the legal and financial issues, but it is important to avoid the trap of agreeing to settle too early for too little.
The victim and his family may have the right to seek compensation if it is determined that one or all the other driver’s were negligent. An auto accident attorney can ensure that the family’s rights are protected, help determine who may be at fault, and decide the best course of action in recovering the maximum compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages related to this pedestrian accident.
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