Joplin, MO (November 20, 2021) – Three people were left injured following a motor vehicle accident in the Joplin area on Thursday morning, November 18. At around 10:25 a.m., authorities were called to the scene of an accident on Shifferdecker Avenue.
Reports from local authorities indicate that a 1996 Ford F-350 and a 2003 Ford Escape collided on Shifferdecker Avenue at the intersection of North Peace Church.
The driver of the F-350, 72-year-old John Pietrzk, the driver of the Escape, 18-year-old Bethanee Watts, and her passenger, 19-year-old Danielle Watkins, were all injured in the accident. The three victims were transported to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin for care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Bethanee Watts, Danielle Watkins, and John Pietrzk at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
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 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. When victims are injured in accidents, those harmed are able to pursue legal actions to obtain compensation to cover the financial burdens they face moving forward. Working with a knowledgeable and aggressive car accident attorney in the Joplin area after your accident can greatly improve your chances of recovering.
Joplin Personal Injury Lawyers
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 Joplin personal injury attorneys strive to help our clients maximize their recoveries so they can get the medical treatment they need without worry.
Our law firm puts together solid legal claims on behalf of our clients to ensure we are in the best position possible to negotiate full and fair compensation that helps them cover the financial burdens they face moving forward from their accident. 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.
If you have been injured 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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