Billings, MO (April 1, 2022) – Several people were left injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Stone County. Just after 4 p.m. on March 30, emergency crews were requested on-site at a crash on Route A.
Reports provided by authorities show that a 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe and a 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander were involved in a collision on Route A in the area of Route AA during the evening hours. The incident left both vehicles totaled, requiring them to be towed from the scene.
A total of four people were injured. EMS transported 40-year-old Christopher Helmin, 30-year-old Xavier Cooke, a 6-year-old male, and a 3-year-old female to Cox Smith Hospital in Springfield for care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Christopher Helmin, Xavier Cooke, and the two children injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Car accidents in the state of Missouri leave tens of thousands of people with injuries each year. In many cases, victims are rushed from the scene of their accidents to local hospitals for emergency medical care. After going through emergency surgery, many victims have to spend weeks off work to recover.
Although most motorists are careful and considerate of other motorists sharing the road, we see many accidents occur due to driver error. In fact, over 80% of collisions involve some form of negligence.
In Missouri, some of the leading causes of crashes include:
- Drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Drivers who are speeding
- Drivers who fail to yield the right of way
- Drivers who are distracted by phones and other objects
These and other acts of negligence often lead to life-altering crashes that force victims out of work for several weeks. When victims are harmed in accidents, through no fault of their own, they may have legal options available to recover. Working with a responsive Billings car accident attorney can help to ensure you are in the best position possible to get justice. Our team will fight on your behalf to protect your legal rights and get you the compensation you need.
Billings Personal Injury Lawyers
Our team at Peterson & Associates, P.C., is committed to helping our clients recover after being hurt in motor vehicle crashes through no fault of their own. Our Billings personal injury attorneys strive to help injured victims get the justice and compensation they deserve after being injured in crashes caused by drivers who are drunk, distracted, or engaging in reckless actions.
Our law firm is committed to putting 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.
If you have been hurt in 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 the legal options available to help you recover.
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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.