Brandon D Schmidt of El Paso, Texas was injured on Saturday, December 30th 2017 at 7:15 pm in Hickory County, Missouri. Schmidt is a 24-year-old man.
The crash happened here: M254 3 miles south of Wheatland.
In the crash, Schmidt was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE #1 TRAVELED OFF THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK A UTILITY POLE
Schmidt's injuries were moderate. Schmidt was taken by private vehicle to Citizens Memorial Hospital Bolivar.
The police said the damage to the 2012 Fiat 500 driven by Brandon Schmidt was total. It was removed by Hickory County Towing of Hermitage.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper E C Macomber of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 170824721 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.
I obtained the information prompting this solicitation from the Missouri State Highway Patrol website.
Schmidt 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 Schmidt 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