Schultz & Myers Personal Injury Lawyers: Injury Lawyers Putting YOU First
Schultz & Myers Personal Injury Lawyers is one of the Midwest’s most aggressive personal injury law firms. Our personal injury lawyers help victims of car and truck accidents throughout the state of Missouri recover the money lost from property damage, lost wages, and hospital bills.
About Hayti, Missouri
Hayti is a city in the Bootheel of the State of Missouri. Located in Pemiscot County, Hayti was named after the country of Haiti in 1894. The 2010 census recorded 2,939 citizens living in the city.
A substantial portion of Hayti city limits is to the north of where interstate 55 and interstate 155 (U.S. 412) intersect. Much like the other towns and cities within Pemiscot county, the city of Hayti often sees many semi-trucks and tractor-trailers pass through on the interstate. Potentially contributing to traffic and highway accidents.
Just last March, the Missouri Highway Patrol crash team discovered a deadly wreck involving a semi-truck about two miles from the city limits. The accident occurred just before 2 p.m. at the 22.8 mile marker on southbound I-55.
According to the report, the semi-truck ran off the right side of the road, hit a cable barrier and overturned. A 73-year-old man from Marissa, Illinois died at the scene.
Just last month, 60-year-old Everlene Fane was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Uplander when she crossed the center line, overcorrected, and went off the side of the road. Fane was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger in her vehicle, 79-year-old Arlene Whitley, was airlifted to a Memphis hospital to be treated for injuries.
What To Do After A Hayti Car Accident
When you’re not in the moment, it’s easy to think about what you would do in a car accident situation, but as soon as an accident occurs, adrenaline is pumping, and you may be disoriented. After an accident, be sure to take the following steps:
- Check for Injuries. The first thing anyone should do after a crash is check to see if anyone has been injured or killed. Once you determine you are alright, ask your passengers if they are okay. If you’re able, walk over to the other vehicles to see if anyone has been hurt. This is a priority
- Call 911. If anyone has been injured, follow the operator’s instructions. If there were no injuries, you will want a police report later.
- Exchange information. Any drivers involved in the crash will need to exchange names, phone numbers, and insurance information. Some have said the easiest way to do this is take a picture of each other’s insurance cards.
- Take Pictures of the Scene. You will want to take photographs of the damage done to your own vehicle and others. If you are found to be at fault, you will want evidence documented.
- Be polite. It’s so easy to get angry after a car accident. It’s better to not say anything at all than to say something you’ll regret.
- Call your insurance company. Report the accident.
- If it wasn’t your fault, call a lawyer. You don’t have to actually hire a lawyer, but we recommend you call one. At Schultz & Myers Personal Injury Lawyers, consultations with a personal injury lawyer are always free. They can give you helpful hints before you call the other driver’s insurance company.