Goodhope, MO (June 27, 2022) – A motor vehicle accident reported in Douglas County left several people injured. At around 8:10 p.m., on June 25, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Highway T.
Reports provided by authorities show that eight 1999 Dodge Dakota in a 2008 Toyota Sienna collided on Highway T, just two miles west of Goodhope. Both vehicles were totaled as a result of the accident and had to be towed from the scene.
Several people involved in the accident were injured. EMS rendered aid to 31-year-old Elijah Nelson, two juvenile males, ages 7 and 4, and two juvenile females, ages 5 and 1. All five victims were then transported to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri for the treatment of injuries.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Elijah Nelson in the four children who were injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Motor vehicle accidents in the state of Missouri lay tens of thousands of people injured every year. There are many cases where people suffer from significant injuries that demand emergency medical care. Some common injuries reported by serious accident victims include:
Spinal cord injuries: These severe injuries often result in paralysis. In severe cases, people are left permanently disabled forever. Unfortunately, victims who suffer incomplete spinal cord injuries have to go through months or even years of therapy and rehabilitation to regain the ability to walk or use their limbs again.
Brain injuries: Traumatic brain injuries often result in memory loss, mood instability, and loss of motor functions. People who suffer from these severe injuries often have to go through extensive medical care.
Internal organ damage: People who are involved in accidents often suffer internal organ damage. Suffering a punctured lung, a spleen rupture, or a severe kidney injury can force an injured party into emergency surgery. Many people who suffer from internal organ damage have to use medications for the rest of their lives.
Suffering any type of severe injury can negatively impact your health and well-being. Should you be injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you may have legal options available to help you move forward. It is important that you reach out to a car accident lawyer in Goodhope right away.
Our Goodhope personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C., have extensive experience fighting to protect the legal rights of victims. Our lawyers can help you secure the maximum amount of financial compensation available for your lawsuit.
Our lawyers will remain by your side every step of the way to ensure you have the strongest case possible to win the compensation you need and deserve. We will stop at nothing to ensure you are able to obtain the outcome you expect for your lawsuit.
Contact our Missouri personal injury law firm today at 816-888-8888. Schedule a free case evaluation with our team at your earliest convenience to get started.
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