Viola, MO (May 25, 2022) – One woman was transported to a local hospital following an auto accident in Stone County on Sunday evening, May 22. At around 11:25 p.m., the Missouri State Highway Patrol was dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident that took place on Missouri State Route 39.
Reports from authorities show that a sideswipe collision between a 2006 Ford Escape and a second vehicle took place on Missouri State Route 39 just 1 mile south of Viola. The Ford was totaled as a result of the accident and had to be towed from the scene.
The driver of the Ford, 19-year-old Andraya Emerson, sustained injuries as a result of the accident. She was transported to Cox Hospital in Branson for emergency medical care.
At this time, investigations surrounding the accident are underway.
Our thoughts are with Andraya Emerson at this time. We hope for her full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Each year, over 65,000 people are hurt in auto wrecks in the state of Missouri. Although a lot of collisions result in minor injuries for those involved, there are a significant number of people who suffer serious injuries that require emergency medical care. Some of the most common injuries reported in accidents include:
- Neck and soft tissue injuries
- Back injuries
- Broken bones and compound fractures
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
When innocent people are injured in accidents, due to the negligence of others, they may be able to pursue legal action against the person who caused the harm. A legal claim against the negligent driver can help an injured party recover compensation for various damages they face. A lawsuit can help you obtain financial compensation for:
- Lost earning capacity
- Vehicle repairs
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Long-term care costs
- And more
After your crash, recovering compensation for these and other damages is a critical part of ensuring you are in the best position to recover. By seeking the assistance of a car accident lawyer in Viola, you can take legal action against the person who caused you harm.
Our Viola personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have decades of experience fighting to protect the legal rights of injured parties. We are committed to building the strongest cases imaginable on behalf of each person we work with. Our lawyers will fight diligently to ensure you have the best chance of getting a full and finally recovery after your accident.
We will aggressively negotiate compensation on your behalf and handle all communication with the insurance company. We will not let you be taken advantage of by these insurance companies who are self-serving. If you have been injured as a result of an auto accident, contact our Missouri personal injury law firm at 816-888-8888 to schedule a free case evaluation with our team.
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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.