Cuba, MO (April 20, 2022) – Two people were injured as a result of an auto accident just south of Cuba on Monday evening, April 18. Just after 5:45 p.m., the Missouri State Highway Patrol was dispatched to the scene of an auto accident on Highway 19.
Reports provided by authorities show that a 2003 Ford Explorer and a 2012 Nissan Sentra were involved in a collision on Highway 19 just one mile south of Cuba. The Ford was slowing for traffic when the Nissan crashed into the rear of the vehicle.
The incident left both vehicles with extensive damage, requiring them to be towed from the scene.
The drivers of both vehicles were injured. A 17-year-old female was treated at the scene for injuries. The driver of the Nissan, 60-year-old Rhonda Cook, was transported by ambulance to Missouri Baptist Hospital.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Rhonda Cook and the teen injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Motor vehicle collisions in the state of Missouri send thousands of people to area hospitals with injuries. Although some of these crashes are unavoidable, we continue to see numerous victims sustain life-changing injuries as a result of the negligent or reckless actions of others. Some of the most common factors contributing to auto accidents in our state include:
- Driving while impaired
- Driving while distracted
- Failing to yield the right of way to others
To make the struggle even worse, towering medical bills start rolling in immediately. When victims are harmed in accidents as a result of other motorists, our state allows them to file legal claims against wrongdoers to recover compensation for the financial burdens they endure. Victims can benefit immensely by consulting with a car accident attorney in Cuba who is well-versed in personal injury laws in our state.
Cuba Personal Injury Lawyers
At Peterson & Associates, P.C., we take an aggressive approach to helping our clients recover after being injured in accidents. Our Cuba personal injury attorneys strive to help accident victims get the justice and compensation they deserve after being harmed in preventable accidents.
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. 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 as a result of another person’s actions, it is crucial that you reach out to our team as soon as possible to explore the legal options available to you.
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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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.