Millersville, MO (November 7, 2022) – A traffic accident took place in Cape Girardeau County that resulted in injuries for one man involved. On November 5, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was dispatched to a crash on Missouri State Route 72.
According to reports provided by authorities, at around 6:30 p.m., a collision between a 2015 Ford F150 pickup truck in a 2004 Saturn occurred on Missouri State Route 72 in the Milledgeville, Missouri area. The two vehicles were significantly damaged due to the crash.
A passenger in the Saturn, 62-year-old Russell Jackmann of Patton, Missouri, suffered injuries in the accident. He was transported by ambulance to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where he was treated for his injuries.
Investigations into the collision are currently underway.
We hope Russell Jackmann recovers quickly following this crash.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Each year, car crashes in Missouri are a leading cause of injuries and deaths. More than a thousand people die each year as a result of accidents, while tens of thousands of others are hospitalized with serious injuries. Unfortunately, we see many people suffer from serious injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones/compound fractures
- Internal organ injuries/internal bleeding
- Spinal cord injuries
Many crashes in Missouri are entirely preventable. We see innocent people suffer injuries due to the careless and reckless actions of others. The leading causes of car crashes in Missouri are:
- Distracted driving: Actions like using a cellphone, drinking, eating, or talking to other people in the vehicle can take a driver’s attention away from the road.
- Fatigued driving: Drowsy driving can lead to decreased reaction time and impaired decision-making. Fatigued driving can be just as dangerous as intoxicated driving.
- Impaired driving: Alcohol and drugs can impair a driver’s judgment, coordination, and reflexes.
- Reckless driving: Actions like speeding, aggressive driving behaviors, or making sudden lane changes can increase the risk of an accident.
If you’ve suffered injuries due to a crash that was caused by another driver’s careless or negligent actions, a car accident lawyer in Millersville can help you pursue legal action. Following a crash that was caused by negligence, you may be able to recover compensation for some of the damages you face. Although you are not required to hire an attorney to represent you, doing so can provide you with various benefits when it comes to protecting your legal rights.
Our personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have extensive knowledge in the resources needed to handle even the most complex litigations against the largest insurance companies in the state. We know the games that insurance companies try to play when it comes to refusing innocent victims the money they need. For this reason, our team will aggressively demand compensation on your behalf and fight to ensure justice is served. By scheduling a free consultation, we can help you get justice. Call our team today at 816-888-8888 to get started on your case.
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