Kansas City, MO (February 11, 2022) – A two-vehicle accident reported in Clay County on Thursday morning ended in injuries. At around 6:50 a.m., on February 10, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of an accident on Interstate 35.
Reports from authorities show that a 1999 Dodge Ram van slowed down for a traffic jam on the southbound side of Interstate 35. For unknown reasons, a 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee crashed into the rear of the Dodge just south of Vivion Road.
The driver of the Dodge, Francisco Cerda-Perez, sustained injuries in the accident. Cerda-Perez was transported to North Kansas City Hospital for the treatment of injuries.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Francisco Cerda-Perez at this time. We hope for his full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Every day, motor vehicle crashes impact the lives of countless people across our state. In many instances, those harmed require emergency medical attention due to their injuries. Although most drivers are careful and are considerate of other motorists sharing the road, we see many accidents take place 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 Kansas City car accident attorney can help to ensure you are in the best position possible to get justice.
Our law firm will fight on your behalf to ensure you are able to maximize your recoveries for various damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earnings and benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Long-term care costs
- Vehicle repairs
- And more
Our team is fully committed to helping accident victims hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions.
Kansas City 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 Kansas City personal injury attorneys strive to help injured victims get the justice they deserve after being harmed in accidents.
The financial impacts only make the process of recovering from injuries more challenging. Our team does not feel it is right to force victims to spend their own money on costs they face due to the negligence of another person. For this reason, we spend a significant amount of time on assisting victims to maximize their recoveries and we have a track record to prove it.
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.