Franklin, MO (December 24, 2021) – One man was left with serious injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident in the Franklin area on Thursday evening, December 23. At around 6:30 p.m., authorities were notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on Interstate 44.
Reports from the Missouri State Highway Patrol show that 55-year-old Jerry Frohock was attempting to retrieve fuel for his stranded motor vehicle on the eastbound side of Interstate 44. As he attempted to cross at the 228-mile marker on the roadway, he was struck by an unknown vehicle.
Frohock suffered severe injuries in the accident. He was transported to Mercy Hospital by St. Louis Arch helicopter for emergency medical care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Jerry Frohock at this time. We hope for his full recovery.
Auto Accidents in Missouri
Reports provided by the Missouri Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that the state of Missouri ranks 19th out of all 50 states for the likelihood of people being involved in fatal collisions. Between 2012 and 2014, more than 2,300 people lost their lives in accidents throughout the state. More than 55,000 more are left with life-altering injuries that require extensive medical treatment. Pedestrians are at an increased risk of suffering severe and life-threatening injuries due to the fact that they are completely exposed during accidents.
Many victims require hospitalization and have to spend weeks or even months off work as they go through therapy and transition back into their normal routine. Regrettably, many victims never recover from their injuries and are left permanently disabled and out of work. When victims are injured in accidents as a result of other drivers, it is important that they seek the legal guidance of a Franklin pedestrian accident attorney as soon as possible.
Franklin Personal Injury Lawyers
Our Franklin personal injury attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C. understand the mental and emotional challenges victims face after being harmed. The financial impacts only make recovering more difficult. Our team is wholly committed to spending significant time and effort on helping victims maximize their recoveries and we have a track record to prove it. Some of the ways we help our clients include:
- Investigating their accident
- Gathering evidence for them
- Obtaining medical reports, vehicle repair statements, and police reports
- Negotiating compensation with the insurance companies of at-fault parties
- Providing responsive representation in court
If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident as a result of another driver’s actions, it is essential that you reach out to our team as soon as possible to explore legal options available to you. Our law firm is committed to helping our clients recover in the best way imaginable from their accidents. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Missouri at 816-888-8888 to meet with our team of knowledgeable attorneys at your earliest convenience to see how we can help you recover from your accident and move forward.
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