Benton, MO (October 18, 2022) – A truck accident reported in Scott County on Monday morning left one man with moderate injuries. At around 6:15 a.m., on October 17, troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol were called to the site of a crash on Interstate 55.
According to local law enforcement, a 2019 International truck tractor-trailer went on the side of the roadway on Interstate 55. As a result, the vehicle struck a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu, which was stationary on the northbound side of the road.
Both vehicles were totaled as a result of the crash. A tow company responded to the scene of the accident to remove the damaged vehicles.
A 37-year-old man involved in the crash, identified as Joseph Dean of Southaven, Mississippi, suffered injuries in the crash. Dean was transported by ambulance to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, for emergency medical care.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the circumstances surrounding this truck accident at this time.
Our thoughts are with Joseph Dean as a hope for his timely and full recovery.
Truck Accidents in Missouri
A motor vehicle accident can have a debilitating impact on your life. Quite often, victims are left with severe physical and emotional injuries. The pain and suffering the victims endure is only made worse by the financial burdens they face.
If you’ve been hurt as a result of the vehicle collision in Missouri, there are a number of different types of damages that may be recoverable from the other driver. These include things like vehicle repair costs, lost wages, medical bills, and more.
In order to recover these damages, you’ll need to prove that the other driver was at fault for the accident. This can sometimes be tricky, so it’s important to speak with a Benton truck accident attorney who can help you gather the necessary evidence and build a strong case.
Once you’ve proven that the other driver was at fault, you’ll then need to negotiate with their insurance company to try and reach a settlement. Our personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. are well aware of the games that insurance companies try to play. This allows us to provide the most fearless and aggressive representation for our clients.
Our legal team has the knowledge and resources necessary to handle even some of the largest insurance companies in the state of Missouri. Over the years, we have helped our clients recover more than $500 million for their lawsuits. Our team will demand that you are provided full and timely compensation to cover the costs and losses you face. Schedule a consultation with our lawyers by calling 816-888-8888 at your earliest convenience.
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