Steven C Skaggs of Protem, Missouri was injured on Friday, December 29th 2017 at 1:45 pm in Taney County, Missouri. Skaggs is a 47-year-old man.
The crash happened here: US 160 just N of Rueter.
In the crash, Skaggs was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 1994 CHEVROLET TRUCK DRIVEN BY STEVEN SKAGGS] RAN OFF RIGHT SIDE OF ROADWAY AND STRUCK A TREE
Skaggs's injuries were serious. Skaggs was taken to Cox South Hospital in Springfield.
The police said the damage to the 1994 Chevrolet Truck driven by Steven Skaggs was total. It was removed by Jims Autobody.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal S D Isringhausen of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 170822091 to this crash. The highway patrol charges $5.75 for each certified report (certification required for court). But you can call 877-925-1969 to request a free copy of the report. The highway patrol is currently backlogged and they state on their website that you will have to wait 10 days and may have to wait an "extended period of time" beyond that for the report. Further, unless you qualify under the Federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act, the report you get will have important and necessary information such as photographs, social security numbers, driver license numbers, names, addresses and telephone numbers redacted or blacked out.
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Skaggs may have an insurance claim. A lawyer will maximize the amount collected from the insurance company. In most cases, injured people can recover money for their medical bills, lost wages, and for their pain and suffering—even if a family member was driving. Getting a lawyer working on this case early will allow Skaggs to receive advice about preserving and gathering evidence and the value of their claim, which will help with the recovery. For more information watch How Insurance Companies Take Advantage of the Little Guy.
Photo credit: Missouri State Highway Patrol