Spring City, MO (October 24, 2022) – Authorities in Newton County responded to the scene of a two-vehicle accident that left several people injured. On October 21, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was notified that a crash occurred on Missouri State Route 86.
At around 5:15 p.m., a 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck drove into the path of the 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck. As a result, the two vehicles were involved in a T-bone collision. Both vehicles were significantly damaged due to the accident.
Four people inside of the 2016 Dodge suffered injuries in the crash. The victims were identified as 52-year-old Terry Wilson, 34-year-old Amanda Massey, and two juvenile males, ages 10 and 12. All four victims were transported to Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Missouri, where they were treated for their injuries.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash at this time.
Our thoughts are with Terry Wilson, Amanda Massey, and the two juveniles injured in this accident.
Car Accidents in Missouri
A crash can instantly change your life forever. Unfortunately, tens of thousands of Missourians are forced to deal with the overwhelming consequences of crashes in our state every year. In many cases, crashes are a result of drivers who are negligent while operating their vehicles. We see many innocent people harmed as a result of drivers who are under the influence of alcohol, distracted by their cell phones, or engaging in other acts of negligence.
Victims involved in accidents are often left with severe injuries that impact your life forever. Some of the common injuries reported in car crashes include:
- Brain trauma
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones/compound fractures
- Internal organ injuries
In many instances, victims are left with painful physical injuries that demand emergency medical care. Quite often, crashes result in overwhelming financial consequences. If you’ve been in a car crash, there are a number of recoverable damages that you may be owed.
Lost earnings refer to the wages you would have earned had you not been involved in the accident. This can be calculated by looking at your past pay stubs and projecting what you would have earned had the accident not occurred.
Vehicle repair costs are self-explanatory – these are the costs of repairing your vehicle after the accident. If your vehicle is totaled, you may be owed the value of your vehicle prior to the accident.
Emotional distress damages are meant to compensate you for the psychological trauma of being in an accident. This can include things like anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Loss of enjoyment of life damages are intended to compensate you for the ways in which your quality of life has been diminished by the accident. This can include things like pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and loss of consortium.
A Spring City car accident lawyer can help you pursue legal action against the person who caused your injuries and accident.
Our personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. are well-versed in handling personal injury litigation for injured victims. Contact our law firm at 816-888-8888 to get started on your case.
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