Independence, MO (September 9, 2022) – An automobile collision took place in Jackson County on Wednesday afternoon, leaving one 56-year-old woman from Lee’s Summit, Missouri, injured. Just after 1 p.m., on September 7, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was called to the scene of an accident on US Highway 40.
Preliminary reports provided by authorities show that a 2015 Ford F150 pickup truck was traveling on US Highway 40 when the driver attempted to change lanes near Southwest Tapawingo Lane. As a result, the vehicle entered the lane of a 2015 Chevrolet Suburban, causing the two vehicles to collide. Both vehicles were moderately damaged due to the motor vehicle collision.
The driver of the Chevrolet, 56-year-old Robin Charles, was injured in the crash.
Investigations surrounding the accident are currently underway.
Our thoughts are with Robin Charles as we hope for her full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Motor vehicle accidents continue to be one of the leading causes of accidental injuries here in the state of Missouri. Each year, more than 60,000 people are hospitalized with injuries as a result of crashes in our state. We see many people left with debilitating injuries that require some form of medical care. Some injuries that are commonly reported in crashes include:
- broken bones
- spinal cord injuries
- traumatic brain injuries
- internal organ damage
- seatbelt injuries
Any type of injury can require medical attention. Depending on the type and severity of injuries, victims can expect to spend upwards of $100,000 on medical care. Unfortunately, the majority of accidents that we see take place in our state are entirely preventable. However, innocent people continue to pay the price for the acts of negligence of others.
Some leading factors in automobile accidents that we see in the state of Missouri include:
- drivers who fail to maintain a single lane of travel
- drivers who switch lanes in a reckless manner
- drivers who are distracted by their food, phones, and other objects
- drivers who are impaired
If an act of negligence caused an accident that left you injured, a car accident lawyer in Independence can help you file a personal injury case against the responsible driver. A personal injury case can help you seek compensation to help cover some of the costs that you face as a result of your accident.
Common damages that our team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. helps our clients recover include compensation for:
- medical expenses
- long-term costs for treatment
- lost wages
- lost earning capacity if left permanently disabled
- permanent scarring and disfigurements
- pain and suffering
- loss of enjoyment of life
In order to get started, it is important that you reach out to our Missouri personal injury law firm right away. Our lawyers are available to discuss your case so we can determine the best options available to help you. Contact our team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. by calling 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.