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Nevada, MO – Stephen Stover Airlifted to Hospital after Crash on I-49 near MM 105.6

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Nevada, MO (January 14, 2022) – One man was left with serious injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Vernon County. Just after 6 p.m., on January 5, emergency crews were notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on Interstate 49.

Reports from local authorities show that a 2000 Chevrolet Suburban and a 2003 Pontiac Vibe collided on Interstate 49 in the area near mile marker 105.6. The incident caused significant delays in the area as emergency crews worked to clear the scene.

One man involved in the crash sustained serious injuries. The victim, 61-year-old Stephen Stover, was flown by helicopter to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin where he underwent emergency medical care.

At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with Stephen Stover at this time. We hope for his full recovery.

Car Accidents in Missouri

Each year, more than 55,000 people are hurt in crashes throughout the state of Missouri. Here in Wilson Township, we see many victims hospitalized with injuries that impact their health and wellbeing. Broken arms, burn injuries, and evening internal organ damages are incredibly painful injuries. They are also very costly to treat. In many cases, victims are harmed in crashes due to the negligence of others. Some of the most common factors contributing to auto accidents in our state include:

  • Speeding
  • Driving while impaired
  • Driving while distracted
  • Failing to yield the right of way to others

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. When victims are harmed in accidents, due to the negligence of others, they often have legal options available to help them move forward.

In cases where people sustain injuries in crashes, due to the negligence of other motorists, they are often able to recover financial compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and various other damages. Working with a trusted and competent car accident lawyer in Nevada can help to ensure you are able to get the maximum amount of compensation available to you.

Nevada Personal Injury Lawyers

Our team of Nevada personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. has decades of experience helping victims hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions and recover. Over the years, we have fought aggressively to help injured clients maximize their recoveries. We have a proven track record of success that is evident in our history of helping clients collect over $500 million, collectively, for their personal injury claims.

Our law firm puts together solid legal claims on behalf of our clients to ensure we are in the best position possible to negotiate full and timely compensation. We help our clients get the compensation they need to cover the financial burdens they face moving forward after being injured in a crash.

If you have been hurt as a result of 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 legal options available to help you recover.

Note: Our team of writers utilized secondary sources in the creation of this accident post. For that reason, the specifics regarding this accident have not been independently fact-checked and verified by our writing staff. If you locate any information that is not accurate, please notify us immediately so that we can update the post to reflect the most accurate information available. If you would like the post to be removed from our site, please let us know and we will do our best to remove it completely.

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.