Kansas City, MO (February 12, 2022) – At around 8:40 a.m., on February 10, emergency crews were requested on-site at an auto accident on Highway 71.
Reports from the Kansas City Police show that a collision involving two vehicles blocked the northbound side of Highway 71. The incident blocked the left lanes just past the area of Meyer Boulevard.
EMS responded to the scene to treat victims and transport those in need of further medical treatment to local hospitals.
The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department is currently investigating the crash.
Our thoughts are with the victims who were injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Tens of thousands of victims are hospitalized with serious injuries following auto wrecks each year in the state of Missouri. Although most motorists 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 people suffer spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and even traumatic brain injuries, they often require long-term care as well. 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 team will fight on your behalf to ensure you are able to maximize your recoveries. We will fight aggressively to help you get compensation for various damages, including:
- Lost wages
- Lost earnings and benefits
- Medical expenses
- Long-term care costs
- Vehicle repairs
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- 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 and compensation they deserve after being injured in crashes caused by drivers who are drunk, distracted, or engaging in reckless actions.
If you have been injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident, caused by the negligence of another driver, it is crucial that you reach out to our team as soon as possible to explore legal options available to you. 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.