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West Plains, MO – Becky Hansen and Marilyn Heady Hurt in Vehicle Crash on Highway K

Categorized as Auto Accidents, Personal Injury

West Plains, MO (November 11, 2022) – Authorities in Howell County responded to the scene of a traffic accident that left two women injured on Monday morning, November 7. At around 11:55 a.m., a crash was reported on Highway K in West Plains.

According to local officials, the driver of a 2006 Nissan Xterra turned in front of a 2004 GMC Yukon while traveling on the highway just two miles west of West Plains, Missouri. The two vehicles collided, leaving them both with moderate damage and requiring them to be towed.

Two people involved in the crash, 59-year-old Marilyn Heady and 69-year-old Becky Hansen, both suffered injuries. The two victims were transported to Ozarks Healthcare, where they underwent emergency treatment.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is in charge of the crash investigations at this time.

We hope Marilyn Heady and Becky Hansen recover quickly following this crash.

Car Accidents in Missouri

West Plains, MO - Becky Hansen and Marilyn Heady Hurt in Vehicle Crash on Highway KWe see thousands of people hospitalized annually as a result of collisions in our state. When innocent people are hurt as a result of negligent and reckless drivers, they are able to take legal action against the person who caused them harm.

In order to get justice following an accident, an injured party must be able to prove that the defendant had a duty of care. They must also be able to prove that the defendant breached the duty of care and, as a result, they suffered damages. In a personal injury case, damages are any economic and noneconomic challenges that you face as a result of your crash taking place. It is crucial that you are able to prove damages that you have suffered as a result of your crash in order to recover compensation for them.

The best way to prove damages after a car accident in Missouri is to seek medical attention as soon as possible. This will create a record of your injuries, which will be important when you file an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.

It’s also important to document the scene of the accident, if possible. Take photos of the damage to your vehicle and any injuries that you have suffered. You will also want to get contact information in the names of any witnesses of the accident, as they can provide you with statements later on. The more evidence you have, the easier it will be to prove your case.

If you’re dealing with serious injuries, it’s best to contact an experienced car accident lawyer in West Plains. They can help you gather evidence from the scene of the accident and prove your case for damages.

Our personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. will aggressively fight to make sure you are able to hold the person who is responsible for your pain and suffering, and damages, accountable. Our team will build a strong case on your behalf and help you get justice. Schedule a consultation by reaching out to our personal injury lawyers today at 816-888-8888.

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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.