St Louis, MO (December 21, 2021) – Authorities in the St Louis area were called to provide assistance at the scene of a motor vehicle accident that ended in injuries.
At around 6:35 a.m., on December 20, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was requested at the scene of an auto accident on Interstate 55.
Reports show that a 2004 Ford Focus was traveling on Interstate 55. As the vehicles slowed for congested traffic just north of Meramac Bottom Road, a 2017 Ram 1500 pickup truck crashed into the rear of the vehicle.
The driver of the Ford, 31-year-old Shawn Henry, sustained injuries in the accident. He was transported to Mercy Hospital South fly Mehlville Fire Protection.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Shawn Henry at this time. We hope for his full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
According to reports from the Missouri State Department of Public Safety, more than 55,000 victims are injured in auto wrecks throughout our state each year. Although many accidents resolve with only minor injuries, thousands of victims are hospitalized with life-threatening injuries that require emergency and ongoing care.
Not being able to work while being overwhelmed with tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills not only impacts victims but their families as well. It does not seem right that victims who are injured in accidents as a result of the actions of others are forced to spend substantial amounts of money on treatment.
When innocent drivers are hurt in accidents, they are able to pursue legal actions to obtain compensation to cover the financial burdens they face moving forward. Working with a knowledgeable and skilled car accident attorney in the St Louis area after your accident can greatly improve your chances of recovering.
St Louis Personal Injury Lawyers
The St Louis personal injury attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C. strive to help victims protect their legal rights after being harmed in collisions caused by reckless, negligent, and careless drivers. Our team works to educate victims on their legal rights and help guide them toward getting the maximum amount of compensation available for medical costs, lost wages, vehicle repairs, and more.
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. We provide only the most trusted and skilled representation for our clients to ensure they are able to obtain the outcome they expect for their legal claims. We will meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss your accident and the legal options available to help you move forward. Do not wait to protect your legal rights.
If you have been hurt in a car accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in Missouri as soon as possible. By calling 816-888-8888 you can schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience with our team to explore legal options available to help you recover.
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