Maria R. Damron and Herbert C. Damron of Linn Creek, Missouri were injured in a Missouri rear end truck accident on August 4, 2011 at 10:40am. The Missouri truck accident occurred on US-54 at Route V.
Driver Herbert Damron slowed his 2010 Lexus to make a left turn off the roadway. As the car slowed, it was struck in the rear by a 2004 Freightliner. The Freightliner was driven by Travis E. Pitcock of Richland, Missouri.
The truck driver was not injured in the Missouri truck accident. The Damrons suffered moderate injuries and their vehicle sustained extensive damage. The accident victims were transported to Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, Missouri by EMS.
Missouri rear end truck accidents may result in serious injuries if the vehicles were travelling at a high rate of speed. The causes of these truck accidents may vary. The truck driver may have rear ended the vehicle because of fatigue caused by driving more than the legally allowed number of hours. Missouri rear end truck accidents may occur when the truck driver does not follow another vehicle at a large enough distance to avoid an accident.
The defendant trucking company may attempt to convince the truck accident victim to accept a low settlement and to relinquish the legal right to sue. Truck accident victims need an experienced Missouri truck accident attorney who knows how to fight for the victim’s full compensation. Truck accident lawyers help truck accident victims obtain settlements if the accident wants to avoid the time and expense of a court case.