The accident happened on southbound I-29 at the 45 mile marker in St. Joseph, MO., at approximately 8:40 pm on Monday evening, September 28th.

Richard Palmer’s 2015 Chevrolet pick up truck, which was pulling a trailer, was stopped on the roadway with it’s emergency flashers on. Palmer, 63, was outside of his truck, when his truck and trailer was struck by a 1997 Ford, driven by Craig M Spencer, 55, of Kansas City, Missouri.

Craig Spencer’s vehicle struck Palmer’s trailer which in turn struck Palmer’s truck, which struck him. Richard Palmer sustained serious injuries and was transported to Mosaic Life Care by Buchanan County Ambulance. Craig Spencer was also transported to Mosaic Life Center with serious injuries. His 1997 Ford was totaled in the collision.

The accident was investigated by Trooper K.R. Dinwiddie (300) of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Troop H. He was assisted by Cpl. J.E. Peabody (577) and Buchanan County Ambulance Service. The Missouri State Highway Patrol assigned this accident, report number 150610565.

Richard D. Palmer and his family, may have an insurance claim due to this accident. An attorney, such as Aaron Smith of The AW Smith Law Firm, will maximize the amount collected from the insurance company. It is common in most cases, injured victims can recover money for all of their medical bills, all lost wages, and for the past, current and future pain and suffering, they have or will experience. A capable attorney can and should advise Richard Palmer, collect and organize all evidence and medical records, focus and negotiate Mr. Palmer’s claim, so he can focus on recovery.

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