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Joplin, MO - One Hospitalized Following Accident on Beef Branch Rd

May 30, 2021

Joplin, MO (May 30, 2021) - A passenger was injured during a two-vehicle accident that happened at about 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 29th on Beef Branch Road in Newton County.

21-year-old Chance Stiver, a resident of Joplin, was riding in a car driven by 38-year-old Melissa Harris, a resident of Neosho. He sustained non-life-threatening injuries when a pick-up truck driven by 59-year-old Jason T. Stephens, also from Joplin, failed to yield the right-of-way to Harris’ vehicle.

Stiver was transported to Mercy Hospital Joplin for medical treatment.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Injury Accidents in Joplin

undefinedMissouri allows blame for right-of-way accidents to be established in several different ways, through things such as eyewitness accounts, discovery via opposing council, and the testimony of expert witnesses. Although the state affords you a very generous five-year statute of limitations in which to file your claim, it is imperative that you speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to prove your version of events and obtain full and fair financial compensation.


Peterson & Associates, P.C., takes a positive approach to aiding our clients in their post-accident recovery. Our Kansas City personal injury attorneys assist crash victims in seeing justice and the financial compensation they are entitled to.

Our Kansas City, Missouri personal injury attorneys are familiar with the mental and physical struggles victims must face after being injured. The monetary consequences alone can make their recovery very difficult. Our attorneys are wholly committed to helping victims maximize their financial recovery. We have tried thousands of successful cases and helped our clients recover $500 million in claims.

We will ensure that your legal rights are defended after an injury accident. Call our Kansas City accident attorneys at (816) 298-8708 to see how we can help you.

Note: Our team of writers utilized secondary sources in the creation of this accident post. For that reason, the specifics regarding this accident have not been independently fact-checked and verified by our writing staff. If you locate any information that is not accurate, please notify us immediately so that we can update the post to reflect the most accurate information available. If you would like the post to be removed from our site, please let us know, and we will do our best to remove it completely.

Disclaimer: As a well-respected member of the Kansas City, Missouri business community, Peterson & Associates, P.C. is always looking to increase the safety of and bring overall safety for all Missouri residents. We hope that by bringing awareness to the dangers associated with driving that people will exercise additional caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being injured in a serious crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. This post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.

Categories: Auto Accidents

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