Branson, MO (August 16, 2022) – A motor vehicle accident occurred in Taney County that left several people injured. At around 7:30 p.m., on August 13, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to an auto accident on Fall Creek Road.
Reports from local law enforcement show that a 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee and a 2017 Mazda CX-9 collided on Fall Creek Road at the intersection of Shady Drive. The incident left both vehicles totaled.
Five people were injured as a result of this accident. The victims were identified as 82-year-old Paul Owings, 59-year-old Ronald Riley, 53-year-old Valerie Riley, 27-year-old Miranda Reeder, and a 2-year-old boy.
Owings was transported to Mercy Hospital for the treatment of serious injuries. The other four victims were transported to Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.
The crash remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Paul Owings, Ronald Riley, Valerie Riley, Miranda Reeder, and the young boy injured in this accident.
Car Accidents in Missouri
After being involved in a motor vehicle accident, you may be able to pursue a personal injury case. In general, the crash will have to be caused by another person’s negligent or reckless actions. It is important that you are able to prove the elements of negligence existed at the time of the crash in order to prevail in your lawsuit.
In order to ensure your legal rights are protected following your accident, there are various things that you should do at the crash site. These include:
- call the police immediately to report that the accident took place
- exchange names, phone numbers, insurance information, and other contact information with the other drivers involved
- take pictures of the scene of the accident, any vehicle damage, and any injuries that you suffered from
- obtain the names and contact information of any person who witnessed the accident take place
- seek medical attention right away
- schedule a consultation with a car accident lawyer in Branson as soon as possible
Seeking legal guidance right away can make a big difference when it comes to your ability to prevail when filing a personal injury lawsuit.
Our personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help you seek full compensation from the person who is responsible for your crash. Our personal injury lawyers in Missouri will go to the scene of your accident to investigate. We will handle all and any communication with the insurance company to ensure they do not try to take advantage of you by offering a lowball settlement for your injuries.
We will fight to get you top dollar for every damage you suffered as a result of your crash. Schedule a free consultation at our Missouri law firm by calling 816-888-8888.
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