Following a car accident involving injuries and/or death, a victim may not know where to begin to recover financial losses. Immediately, victims usually seek necessary medical care for any injuries suffered. Later, medical expenses and car repair expenses often result in individuals feeling overwhelmed and may add financial strain. A personal injury attorney can advise victims of their options to recover some financial expenses in some crash scenarios. One man in Missouri may need an attorney's advice following injuries he suffered after a car accident.
According to the accident report, the crash occurred at an intersection between a smaller vehicle and a larger SUV. The 21-year-old driver of the smaller vehicle apparently failed to stop at a stop sign at an intersection and drove into oncoming traffic. His vehicle was struck by an SUV on the driver's side.
The impact of the collision resulted in both vehicles leaving the roadway and landing in ditches. The driver of the smaller vehicle suffered serious injuries, and he did not survive. The smaller vehicle contained a passenger who also suffered serious injuries. The 60-year-old driver of the SUV also suffered injuries, but he is expected to survive.
Once the initial shock of a crash subsides, victims often understand the financial impact of the circumstances. Missouri attorneys can advise victims of car accidents through insurance claims or personal injury lawsuits. Even in circumstances where the presumed negligent driver did not survive the crash, claims or lawsuits may be filed against the estate of the deceased driver.