Goodhope, MO (January 20, 2022) – A man and a woman were left injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Douglas County on Wednesday afternoon. On January 19, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, firefighters, and Cox EMS responded to the scene of an accident on Route O.
Reports show that 30-year-old Jesse Jennings was driving a 2004 Mitsubishi on the roadway when his vehicle became involved in an accident. The victim left the roadway and crashed into several trees before coming to rest.
Jennings was treated for minor injuries at the scene. A second victim, identified as 28-year-old Tiffany West, sustained moderate injuries. West was transported to Cox South Hospital for care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Tiffany West and Jesse Jennings 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.
In many cases, victims sustain broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and various other life-changing injuries that require extensive medical treatment. The unfortunate truth is that motor vehicle accidents impact more than just the mental and physical health and wellbeing of victims. Not only are accidents overwhelmingly painful, but they can be financially draining as well.
When victims are hurt in accidents, due to the negligence of other motorists, they often have legal options available to help them recover. A trusted car accident lawyer in Goodhope can help fight to ensure you are able to get justice after being harmed. A skilled legal team can review your accident, identify liable parties, and help you recover.
Goodhope Personal Injury Lawyers
Our Goodhope personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have extensive experience helping victims get the justice they deserve after their accidents. Our team provides an array of services to victims to ensure they are in the best position possible to get justice.
Our lawyers put together solid legal claims on behalf of our clients to sure we are in the best position possible to help victims recover the compensation they need to cover various financial burdens they face moving forward from their accident. 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) 298-8708 to see how our team can help you.
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