Benjamin E Lile of Marceline, Missouri was injured on Saturday, January 6th 2018 at 5:00 am in Linn County, Missouri. Lile is a 26-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Route JJ three Quarters of a mile west of Marceline.
In the crash, Lile was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2005 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE DRIVEN BY BENJAMIN LILE] SWERVED TO MISS A DEER AND RAN OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2005 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE DRIVEN BY BENJAMIN LILE] BECAME AIRBORNE STRIKING A CULVERT, AN EMBANKMENT, AND A TREE BEFORE COMING TO REST OFF THE ROADWAY. ASSISTED BY TPR LEWIS #499
Lile's injuries were minor. Lile was not taken to the hospital in an ambulance.
The police said the damage to the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Benjamin Lile was total.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper Smith of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180010400 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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Lile 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 Lile 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