Joplin, MO (May 12, 2022) – Two people were left injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Newton County on Tuesday evening. At around 5:50 p.m., on May 10, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was dispatched to the scene of an auto accident on Business Loop Interstate 49.
Reports from authorities show that a 2015 Chevrolet Cruze attempted to make a left turn into a private driveway on Business Loop Interstate 49 when it collided with a 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan just 4 miles south of Joplin.
The incident left 2 people injured. EMS transported 44-year-old Meagan Jackson to Mercy Hospital for care. The 2nd victim, 56-year-old Bart Gouge was transported to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin. At this time, the circumstances surrounding the accident are under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Meagan Jackson and Bart Gouge at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
According to statistics provided by the Missouri Department of Public Safety, over 55,000 people are hurt in auto accidents across our state each year. Even though a lot of accidents result in minor injuries, there are a significant number of people who suffer from severe and life-threatening injuries that demand emergency medical care. Quite often, victims require long-term care as well. When victims suffer from spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and other severe injuries following their accidents, they often had to spend tens of thousands of dollars on medical care.
Trying to move forward and cover the costs of care while being unable to work and dealing with other financial burdens can be incredibly challenging. Unfortunately, there is no way to prepare for the impacts that motor vehicle accidents will have on a person’s life. Quite often, victims find that they are left permanently disabled as a result of the injuries they suffered in their accident. Dealing with these sudden and dramatic changes in their lives can be difficult.
When people sustain injuries and accidents due to the negligence of others, they may have legal options available to help them forward. Working with a car accident lawyer in Joplin can provide you with the best chance possible of getting justice.
Our knowledgeable Joplin personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. are completely committed to helping each victim we work with maximize the amount of compensation they receive for their claims. Our lawyers are dedicated to building the strongest claim possible to prove that the defendant is at fault so they can prevail. We understand how difficult it is for victims to move forward from the accidents. For this reason, we take all of the legal work off of their hands so they can focus on recovering from their injuries without worry.
If you have been hurt in an auto accident, contact our personal injury law firm in Missouri as soon as possible. By calling (816) 888-8888 you can schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience with our lawyers to explore legal options available to help you recover.
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