Odessa, MO (May 24, 2023) – The Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of an automobile accident that took place in the Lafayette area that left one woman with moderate injuries.
The accident was reported to MSHP at approximately 6:05 p.m. on May 23.
Reports from the Highway Patrol show that 65-year-old Deborah Friess was struck by a vehicle in the 7000 block of Highway FF. Friess sustained significant injuries as a result of the crash. She was transported by ambulance to Centerpoint Hospital for emergency medical care.
At this time the incident is currently being investigated.
We hope Deborah Friess is able to recover quickly.
Pedestrian Accidents in Missouri
Pedestrian accidents can be particularly devastating, as victims have no protection. As a result, they are more likely to suffer severe injuries that impact every aspect of their health and well-being.
Common injuries that victims of pedestrian accidents suffer from include:
Head injuries: injuries to the head can be particularly devastating. In severe cases, victims may suffer traumatic brain injuries that impact their lives forever. TBIs are notorious for leaving victims with severe pain, balance issues, memory loss, and an array of other physical and emotional consequences.
Spinal cord injuries: these debilitating injuries can result in paralysis, which can be permanent in nature. Victims will suffer from these injuries may require months of therapy and rehabilitation. In some cases, victims may rely on medical devices and the help of others indefinitely.
Neck injuries: neck and soft tissue injuries can be especially painful and result in a range of motion limitations. These injuries often prevent victims from making sudden movements, lifting heavy objects, and performing various tasks.
If you have suffered injuries as a result of an automobile accident, you may have legal options available. You should reach out to a pedestrian accident lawyer in Odessa as soon as possible to discuss your case and the options that are available to help you move forward.
At Martin & Wallentine, LLC, our attorneys understand how overwhelming it can be to face a car accident case. That is why we strive to provide personalized legal services and take your case as seriously as you do. With decades of combined experience helping injured parties protect their legal rights, our team has what it takes to help you get the compensation that you deserve for any damages incurred from an auto accident. If you are currently dealing with such a situation, call our Missouri personal injury law firm at 913-764-9700 for a free consultation, and let us work together to seek justice on your behalf.
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