Joplin, MO (April 7, 2022) – A motor vehicle accident reported on Tuesday evening in Jasper County left two women injured. At around 5:50 p.m., on April 5, emergency crews were dispatched to the scene of a crash on Karif Road.
Missouri State Highway Patrol reports show that a 2014 Subaru Forester and a 2008 Dodge Caravan collided on Karif Road just five miles north of Joplin. The incident caused moderate delays in the area after MSHP and firefighters closed off a portion of the roadway.
EMS rendered aid to 36-year-old Joy Nolan and 55-year-old Susan Floor at the scene of the accident. Both victims were transported to Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Missouri, for emergency medical care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Joy Nolan and Susan Floor at this time. We hope for their 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.
People who are injured in accidents often deal with an array of challenges moving forward. Not only are most victims left to deal with pain and suffering, but the financial consequences of accidents can be crippling for both victims and their families. People involved in collisions are often forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on medical treatment and vehicle repairs while going without wages from work.
Even though many injured victims have to take some time off work to recover from their injuries, numerous victims are left permanently disabled and unable to return to work after. When victims are injured in accidents resulting from the negligence of other motorists, it is important that they seek legal guidance as soon as possible. Victims may be entitled to compensation that can help cover the costs of care and other expenses moving forward. A responsive and effective car accident attorney in Joplin can help to explain your legal rights as a victim of an accident.
Joplin Personal Injury Lawyers
At Peterson & Associates, P.C., we take an aggressive approach to helping our clients recover after being injured in accidents. Our Joplin personal injury attorneys strive to help accident victims get the justice and compensation they deserve after being harmed in preventable accidents.
Our lawyers understand the mental and emotional challenges victims face after being harmed. 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.
With thousands of successful claims, we have helped our clients obtain a total of $500 million in claims. We will stop at nothing to ensure your legal rights are protected after being harmed. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Missouri at (816) 888-8888 to see how our team can help you.
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