Pike, MO (March 11, 2022) – One man was transported to a local hospital with injuries following a motor vehicle accident in Pike County. Just after 3:15 p.m., on March 6, emergency crews were requested on-site at a traffic-related incident on Highway 79.
Reports from the Missouri State Highway Patrol show that a collision between a 2017 Husqvarna TC50 and a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt occurred on Highway 79 at the intersection of Pike 245.
The incident resulted in injuries. 19-year-old Shane McLaughin was transported by Arch to Mercy Hospital for the emergency medical treatment of serious injuries.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Shane McLaughin at this time. We hope for his full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
According to reports provided by the Missouri State Department of Public Safety, more than 55,000 people are injured in auto accidents throughout our state each year. Although many accidents resolve with only minor injuries, thousands of people are hospitalized with life-threatening injuries that require emergency and ongoing care. In many cases, victims sustain injuries that require extensive medical treatment. When victims break their bones or suffer traumatic head or neck injuries, they often need multiple surgeries and have to spend months off their feet or go to therapy.
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. Even though many injured victims have to take some time off work to recover from their injuries, numerous victims are left permanently disabled and unable to return to work after.
Being forced out of work to deal with these injuries can make it extremely challenging to cover the cost of care. When victims are injured in accidents, those harmed are able to pursue legal actions to obtain compensation to cover the financial burdens they face moving forward. Working with a knowledgeable and aggressive car accident attorney in the Pike area after your accident can greatly improve your chances of recovering.
Pike Personal Injury Lawyers
Our team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. will help you to understand the legal options available to you in the aftermath of a car accident. Our Pike personal injury attorneys strive to help our clients maximize their recoveries so they can get the medical treatment they need without worry.
Our team puts together solid legal claims on behalf of our clients to ensure we are in the best position possible to negotiate full and fair compensation that helps them cover the financial burdens they face moving forward from their accident. If you have been injured in a car 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.
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