Osage County Accident Serious Injures Owensville Family; Erin Altemeyer, Jeffrey Mades and Austin Mades


Near Belle and Bland Missouri-

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report #160393203, four people were injured in a terrible car crash that happened in Osage County yesterday afternoon.

The crash happened at 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, June 19th, on Missouri Highway 28, about one mile east of Missouri Route NN.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol report states that Steven E. Snowder, 61, of Owensville, was traveling westbound on Highway 28 in a 1995 Lincoln Towncar.  Snowder attempted to pass another vehicle at the crest of a hill, when he met an eastbound, 2002 Chevrolet Impala driven by Erin Altemeyer, 33, also of Owensville. The accident was nearly a head-on collision.

Erin Altemeyer was travelling with her family, Jeffrey Mades, 40, and Austin Mades, 10, all of Owensville. Both Erin Altemeyer and 10 year-old Austin Mades suffered serious injuries. Arch Helicopter life flighted Altemeyer to Barnes Jewish Hospital and Austin Mades to St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Jeff Mades suffered moderate injuries in the crash and was transported to Phelps County Regional Hospital by Ozark Central Ambulance Service.

Steven Snowder suffered moderate injuries in the crash and was transported to University Hospital in Columbia by Osage County EMS Services.

According to the crash report, all four people were wearing their seat belts. Both vehicles were totaled in the crash and were towed from the scene by Owens Towing.

A GoFundMe webpage was setup by Erin Altemeyer’s cousin, Angie Linhardt. The GoFundMe webpage states that Erin is currently receiving treatment for a torn stomach muscle, chipped hip bone and several fractures that require surgery. Austin is currently in the ICU, following surgery for a tear of his bowel and a fractured wrist. To donate to the family you can click on this link for GoFundMe. 

The accident was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrols, CPL. M. B. PATTERSON (1383) and he was assisted by TPR. T. W. DECRAMER (1321).

Erin Altemeyer, Jeff Mades and Austin Mades may have a claim against Steven Snowder and his insurance companies. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Snowder had no insurance on the 1995 Lincoln Town Car. It is common in most cases that victims can recover money for all of their medical bills, lost wages, damages and for the past, current and future pain and suffering, they have or will experience.

An experienced, serious injury attorney such as AW Smith, will advise the families and manage their claims against the big insurance companies. The attorney will protect their interests, so Erin, Jeff and Austin can focus on their recovery. AW Smith has a proven track record. The AW Smith Law Firm had Five (5) of the Top Plaintiff’s Verdicts and Settlements in Missouri for 2015, Totaling More than 44 Million Dollars.  

AW Smith will organize all of the evidence, track all of the medical records and billing, and negotiate with the insurance companies on behalf of Erin Altemeyer, Jeff Mades and Austin Mades.

The AW Smith Law Firm is a serious injury and wrongful death law firm. The sole focus of our practice, is getting our clients the settlements they deserve, after they have suffered an injury or loss. Many of our cases involve insurance policies with Uninsured Motorist Coverage and Under Insured Motorist Coverage. Our past results, speak volumes about our talent and our passion, in helping each of our clients. We have been recognized nationally, for the success we have had on behalf of our clients. Serious accidents can happen to good people. When they do, be sure to call The AW Smith Law Firm at 573-777-3333 or contact us through our website at www.AWSmithLaw.com.

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The entire family at the AW Smith Law Firm are praying for a complete and speedy recovery, for all of the victims of this terrible car accident.