Richland, MO (October 31, 2021) – An auto accident reported in Laclede County left several people injured. Just after 12:15 a.m., on October 31, emergency crews were notified that an accident took place on Interstate 44.
Reports from the Missouri State Highway Patrol show that a 2018 Jeep Compass was traveling on Interstate 44 when it collided head-on with a 2006 Chevrolet Cargo Van near mile marker 141.
The driver of the Jeep, 67-year-old William Larson, sustained injuries in the accident and was transported to Mercy Hospital in Lebanon.
The driver of the Chevrolet, 26-year-old Dorian Fuentes, and his passenger, 27-year-old Casey Peta, were both injured. Fuentes was airlifted to Mercy Hospital in Springfield for care. Peta was transported to the same hospital via ambulance.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Dorian Fuentes, Casey Peta, and William Larson at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Being harmed in a motor vehicle accident can be devastating. In most cases, victims are left with painful injuries that require some form of medical care. In many instances, victims are left with severe injuries that drastically limit their abilities and require immediate and long-term care. Dealing with painful injuries is only made worse by the financial consequences that impact both victims and their families.
If you have been injured in an accident, you can expect to deal with towering financial consequences as well. You will most likely have to take time off work to recover. Additionally, you will have to pay for surgery, hospitalization, and various other forms of medical treatment that you require for your injuries.
In cases where people are harmed in accidents, due to the negligence of other motorists, they are often able to recover financial compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and various other damages. Working with a seasoned, fearless car accident lawyer in Richland can help to ensure you are able to get the maximum amount of compensation available to you.
Richland Personal Injury Lawyers
Our team of Richland personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. has decades of combined experience helping victims across the state of Missouri get justice. Our lawyers will go to the scene of your accident, gather evidence, and fight aggressively to ensure you are able to recover. Our lawyers are committed to providing each client we represent the most aggressive and competent legal guidance to ensure they are able to get justice. We stop at nothing to ensure our clients are able to maximize their recovery following their accidents. We help our clients get the compensation they need to cover the financial burdens they face moving forward after being injured in a crash.
If you have been hurt as a result of a motor vehicle 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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