St Louis, MO (March 31, 2022) – A woman from Alton, Illinois was left with serious injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident in the St Louis area on Wednesday evening, March 29.
Just after 8 p.m., the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of an auto accident on Interstate 270.
Reports from authorities show that a 2016 Jeep Compass was traveling west on Interstate 270 when it became involved in a collision with a 2012 Nissan Altima.
The driver of the Nissan, 58-year-old Jennifer Scholtz, sustained serious injuries in the accident. She was transported by Christian Northeast EMS to Barnes Jewish Hospital for medical care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Jennifer Scholtz at this time. We hope for her full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
No one can prepare for the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident. Unfortunately, over 55,000 people in our state are left injured every year as a result of crashes involving cars, trucks, and SUVs.
In many instances, victims are left with minor injuries from their accidents. However, we see a significant number of victims hospitalized with serious injuries that require emergency medical attention.
Some of the most severe injuries victims are left with following accidents in our state include:
Traumatic brain injuries: Brain injuries are often a result of objects coming in contact with the head with extreme force. The impact causes the brain to bounce off the inside of the skull, resulting in swelling, bleeding, and other injuries. TBIs can require extensive medical care and leave victims to suffer from pain indefinitely.
Neck injuries: Whiplash and other neck/soft tissue injuries can drastically limit a victim’s range of motion. These injuries often result in pain and suffering. Many victims are unable to lift and have problems returning to work.
Back injuries: Back injuries are one of the leading causes of disabilities following car accidents. These injuries can drastically impact a victim’s ability to work, lift, and perform various tasks. Back injuries often require extensive care as well.
Broken bones: arms, legs, hands, and feet are typically vulnerable during collisions. As a result, breaks to these bones are very common. Although some are small fractures that require only casting, there are instances where people suffer compound fractures that require surgery and various other treatments.
When victims sustain these and other injuries in accidents, due to the negligence of others, they may have legal options available to help them recover. Seeking the assistance of a car accident lawyer in St Louis can help you get the justice you deserve following an accident.
St Louis Personal Injury Lawyers
The St Louis personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have nearly four decades of experience fighting to protect the legal rights of victims harmed in accidents. Our team puts forth our best effort in ensuring the legal rights and best interests of our clients are truly protected. Do not wait to protect your legal rights. Contact our Missouri personal injury law firm by calling 816-888-8888 to see how we can help you.
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