When you are involved in an accident, there are several potential sources which may pay your medical bills. But many of these expect to be repaid when you settle the case with the person or corporation who caused your injury.
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Joplin, Missouri - The largest city in Jasper County
Situated in the southwestern corner of Missouri, Joplin has an estimated population of nearly 51,000 as of 2013. Pittsburg is a nearby city located on the other side of the Missouri-Kansas border with a 2013 estimated population of just over 23,000. The major roadways serving Joplin include:
And in the Pittsburg area, major roadways include:
Links to recent accidents in the Joplin area
Here is information on the most recent accidents in the Joplin and Pittsburg area:
- Joplin and Pittsburg car accidents;
- Joplin and Pittsburg bicycle accidents;
- Joplin and Pittsburg commercial truck accidents;
- Joplin and Pittsburg pedestrian accidents.
If you are looking for information on a specific crash that happened in the Joplin or Pittsburg area, go to the link above for the accident type you are seeking.
Many accident victims would like a free copy of the traffic collision report which may give the following information:
- the date, time of day, and street location of the collision;
- the weather conditions at the time of the crash;
- the names and addresses of all drivers;
- the insurance company of each driver;
- a diagram detailing the crash scene;
- the name and badge number of the law enforcement officers who responded to the accident.
If you were injured in a crash with an at-fault driver, you can request a free copy of the Kansas traffic collision report here.
If you know someone who has been injured in a Joplin or Pittsburg area accident, here are links to the major hospitals:
Joplin and Pittsburg grief support information for accident victims
When a loved one is killed in a motor-vehicle accident, it is often helpful for grieving family and friends to get help from a grief support organization. It can be comforting to talk with others going through a similar situation, and the road to recovering from the loss may go more smoothly. Go here to get information on Joplin grief support organizations or Pittsburg grief support counselors.
Joplin legal information for accident victims
After someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle crash in the Joplin or Pittsburg area, many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?
Where to find legal assistance after a Joplin or Pittsburg injury accident
After a serious crash, it is crucial tco get help from a Joplin injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work when an injured person is out-of-network, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Joplin wrongful death attorney will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Joplin injury attorney can do to help.
Accident reports by county
Many people who have been injured in a Kansas car accident attempt to handle their own insurance claims. Here is a list of common mistakes people make that can damage the viability of an insurance claim. This list is not intended to be legal advice, but rather it is a list of considerations for working with insurance companies.