Joplin, MO (September 14, 2021) – A motorcyclist sustained injuries when he was hit by a car on Monday, September 14th.
The crash occurred at about 4:25 p.m. on Missouri Highway 43 at the intersection of Airport Drive in Jasper County.
Reports show that a southbound motorcycle was struck by a car driven by 60-year-old Randall W. McCullough, a resident of Oronogo when McCullough attempted to make a lane change.
The motorcyclist, 33-year-old Derek D. Schmitt, a resident of Joplin, was transported to an urgent care clinic in Joplin with injuries believed to be non-critical.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents in Joplin
Even the most careful of motorcycle riders have greatly increased odds of sustaining injuries during a vehicle collision when compared to the occupant of a car or truck. According to newly established data calculated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, people who ride motorcycles incur five times the risk of enduring injuries than others involved in the crash.
Due to the fact that riders have no protection between their body, the pavement, or other vehicles, the injuries they receive are typically serious or fatal.
Data shows that Missouri saw 1,734 motorcycle collisions with some extent of injury in 2014. These crashes left 1,979 victims to deal with significant physical injuries. In that same year, 86 motorcycle accidents occurred that suddenly ended the lives of 88 people.
Joplin Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Peterson & Associates, P.C., takes a positive approach to aiding our clients in their post-accident recovery. Our Joplin motorcycle accident lawyers help crash victims to see justice and the financial compensation they deserve.
Our Joplin 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 will ensure that your legal rights are defended after an injury accident. Contact our Joplin motorcycle accident attorneys at 816-888-8888 to see how we can help you.
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