Ella Pottorff of Windsor, Missouri was injured on Sunday, December 31st 2017 at 7:10 pm in Pettis County, Missouri. Pottorff is a 2-year-old girl.
The crash happened here: Route B one tenth of a mile south of Rice Road.
In the crash, Pottorff was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE #1 TRAVELLED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, DRIVER #1 OVERCORRECTED, CAUSING VEHICLE #1 TO TRAVEL OF THE LEFT SIDE OF ROADWAY AND OVERTURN
Pottorff's injuries were minor. Pottorff was taken by ambulance to Western Missouri Medical Center, Warrensburg, Mo.
The police said the damage to the 2009 Dodge driven by Aaron Pottorff was total. It was removed by Dons Tow Sedalia Mo.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper A M Jeffreys of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 170826490 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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Pottorff 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 Pottorff 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.
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