Kansas City, MO (October 3, 2020) – An automobile accident reported in Kansas City sent at least one person to a local hospital for treatment of injuries. Just before 8 a.m., on October 1, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of an auto accident on Interstate 70.
Reports show that a vehicle collision took place on the westbound side of Interstate 70 just past the entrance for Prospect Avenue.
The crash closed all left lanes, two right lanes, and both shoulders of the roadway. Vehicles were able to pass through the area using a single lane as crews worked for nearly 50-minutes to clear the accident.
Medical personnel rendered aid to victims at the scene of the accident before transporting those in need of further assistance to area hospitals. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victims, their families, and everyone who has been affected by this accident.
Car Accidents in Missouri
According to reports provided by the Missouri State Department of Public Safety, more than 55,000 people are injured in auto accidents throughout our state each year. Although many accidents resolve with only minor injuries, thousands of people are hospitalized with life-threatening injuries that require emergency and ongoing care.
People who are injured in accidents often deal with an array of challenges moving forward. Not only do are most victims left to deal with pain and suffering, but the financial consequences of accidents can be crippling for both victims and their families. People involved in collisions are often forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on medical treatment and vehicle repairs while going without wages from work. Even though many injured victims have to take some time off work to recover from their injuries, numerous victims are left permanently disabled and unable to return to work after. When victims are injured in accidents resulting from the negligence of other motorists, it is important that they seek legal guidance as soon as possible. Victims may be entitled to compensation that can help cover the costs of care and other expenses moving forward. A responsive and effective car accident attorney in Missouri can help to explain your legal rights as a victim of an accident.
Our team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. will help you to understand the legal options available to you in the aftermath of a car accident. Our personal injury attorneys in Kansas City strive to help our clients maximize their recoveries so they can get the medical treatment they need without the worry. Not only is it crucial that victims are able to get full and fair compensation after being injured by negligent drivers, but we are committed to helping them gain peace of mind in knowing they can move forward and overcome the challenges they face. If you have been injured in a car accident, and you would like to explore legal options available to you, contact our Kansas City personal injury attorneys at 1 (816) 683-3278 as soon as possible to schedule a free case of evaluation to see how we can help you.
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