Poplar Bluff, MO (November 25, 2021) – A motor vehicle accident reported in the Poplar Bluff area ended in injuries, according to reports. At around 6:35 a.m., on November 22, emergency crews were notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on US Highway 67.
Reports from authorities show that a collision between a 1986 Toyota Corolla and a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox took place on the northbound side of US Highway 67 just one mile north of Poplar Bluff.
The crash left the driver of the Toyota with moderate injuries. The victim, identified as 22-year-old Weston Baker, was transported to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center for care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Weston Baker at this time. We hope for his full recovery.
Car 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.
There are thousands of people who sustain broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and even spinal cord injuries from their accidents. These collisions often force innocent victims into area hospitals where they have to undergo extensive medical treatment. 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 Poplar Bluff car accident attorney as soon as possible.
Poplar Bluff Personal Injury Lawyers
Our team of Poplar Bluff personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have extensive experience helping accident victims recover from their accidents. We have helped thousands of victims recover over $500 million, collectively, for their personal injury cases and we are dedicated to helping you maximize your recoveries after being harmed. 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 injured in an accident, due to the negligence of another driver, you must seek legal guidance as soon as possible. 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.
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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