May Township, MO (January 29, 2020) – A two-car collision took place on Wednesday, January 29th at the intersection of NW Cookingham Drive and Highway C.

The accident, which occurred at about 8:15 a.m., was caused when a southbound 2015 Ford Fusion, driven by 52-year-old Linda Swartz, failed to stop at a stop sign, causing an eastbound 2011 Ford F350 to collide with the passenger’s side. 

The driver of the F350, Paul Jenness, 51, and Swartz were both unharmed during the incident.

A passenger in the Fusion, Valerie Beumer, 53, sustained injuries in the collision and was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital on Bary Road.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.

Passenger Injuries in May Township

Vehicles that are occupied by passengers, such as minivans, cars, pick-up trucks, and SUVs make up the most substantial percentage of vehicle collision-related injuries every single year. 

Suffering a critical injury after being involved in a vehicle collision is not a punishment restricted to the driver of the car. Every occupant of the vehicle is at risk of injury or death during an accident. Anytime a passenger sustains an injury during a car accident there are many different ways in which they are able to solicit financial compensation for their medical expenses and other damages. The first step to any form of resolution, however, is getting the advice of a skilled personal injury attorney.

Our Missouri personal injury attorneys understand the legal system, Missouri traffic laws, and how to deal with big insurance companies that would otherwise try to bully you into a smaller settlement. 

If you have been injured in a car accident for which you were not at fault and are looking to file a personal injury claim in Missouri, reach out to the personal injury attorneys at Monsees & Mayer, PC

If you are unsure if you even have a legitimate claim, discussing your case with a qualified attorney will answer your questions and let you know what legal options are available to you. Give us a call at (816) 361-5555 to schedule your free consultation regarding your potential Missouri car accident claim today.

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