Columbia, MO (March 13, 2022) – A woman and three children were left with serious injuries following a truck crash in Boone County on Thursday morning. At around 8:15 a.m., on March 9, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was notified that a major motor vehicle accident occurred on Interstate 70 Drive Northwest that required assistance.
Reports show that a 2007 Freightliner T38 dump truck drifted off the right side of Interstate 70 Drive Northwest. The driver of the truck then overcorrected and returned to the roadway. The truck crossed over the center of the road and crashed into a 2015 Nissan Armada just west of Cynthia Drive.
The driver of the Nissan, 34-year-old Ashley Abernathy, and three children, a 5-year-old girl, an 8-year-old boy, and a 9-year-old boy, all suffered serious injuries. The four victims were rushed to University Hospital for emergency medical care.
The incident remains under investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are with Ashley Abernathy and the three children injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
We see tens of thousands of people injured in motor vehicle accidents across the state of Missouri due to the negligence of other drivers. When victims are injured in crashes, due to the actions of others, they often have the ability to pursue legal actions against them.
Seeking the guidance of a qualified car accident lawyer in Columbia can make a world of difference when it comes to your ability to get justice. A skilled legal team can fight on your behalf to protect your legal rights as you focus on recovering from your injuries. Victims who are hurt in crashes due to the negligence of others are able to recover compensation to help cover some of the economic and non-economic damages they face, including:
- Lost wages
- Lost earnings and benefits
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Our team can help you maximize the amount of compensation you recover from reckless, negligent, and malicious parties following your crash.
Columbia Personal Injury Lawyers
We at Peterson & Associates, P.C. strive to help each person we work with recover in the best way imaginable from their crashes. Our Columbia personal injury attorneys fight to help victims protect their legal rights after being hurt in crashes caused by reckless, negligent, and reckless drivers. The financial impacts only make the process of recovering from injuries more challenging. Our law firm 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 dedicate a substantial amount of time to helping victims to maximize their recoveries and we have a track record to prove it.
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. If you have been hurt in a motor vehicle accident and would like to explore legal options available to you, contact our Missouri personal injury attorneys at (816) 888-8888 as soon as possible to schedule a free case of evaluation to see how we can help you.
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