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Joplin, MO – Jessica Smith Injured in MVA on Highway 66

Categorized as Auto Accidents, Personal Injury

Joplin, MO (March 24, 2022) – One woman was left with moderate injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Jasper County. At around 10:50 a.m., on March 23, calls for assistance came in surrounding a crash on Highway 66.

Reports provided by the Missouri State Highway Patrol show that a collision between a 2011 Chevrolet Impala and a 2000 Ford F-150 occurred on Highway 66 just one mile west of Joplin.

The incident left both vehicles totaled. The vehicles were towed from the scene.

The drivers of both vehicles sustained injuries. 21-year-old Mason Forbis was treated for injuries briefly on-site. The second victim, 34-year-old Jessica Smith, was transported by EMS to Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Missouri for the treatment of moderate injuries.

At this time, the Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating to determine the cause of the crash.

Our thoughts are with Mason Forbis and Jessica Smith at this time. We hope for their fast and full recovery.

Car Accidents in Missouri

Joplin, MO – Jessica Smith Injured in MVA on Highway 66Every year, car accidents across Missouri leave more than 55,000 people with injuries. In many instances, crashes take place due to some form of negligence. Driving while impaired, driving while distracted, and even falling asleep while behind the wheel can all have dangerous consequences for motorists sharing the road.

Many people who suffer severe injuries are forced out of work indefinitely. As if dealing with the painful injuries was not enough, victims and their families are often forced to deal with stacking medical expenses, lost wages, and vehicle repairs.

If you have been hurt in a motor vehicle accident, due to the negligence of another driver, you may have legal options available to help you move forward. A skilled Joplin car accident lawyer can help you determine the best approach toward getting you justice. When people sustain injuries in crashes as a result of negligent drivers, they are often able to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, vehicle repairs, and more. A skilled legal team can review the circumstances surrounding your accident and fight to help you recover compensation that you can use to cover the economic and non-economic damages you face moving forward.

Joplin Personal Injury Lawyers

The Joplin personal injury attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C. strive to help victims protect their legal rights after being hurt in crashes caused by reckless, negligent, and reckless drivers. Our legal team works to help injured parties understand their legal rights after being harmed in accidents. Our team can help you move forward and fight to ensure you secure the compensation you need and deserve.

Do not wait to protect your legal rights after being injured in an accident due to the negligence of another driver. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Missouri at (816) 888-8888 to meet with our team of knowledgeable attorneys at your earliest convenience to see how we can help you recover from your crash and move forward.

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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.