Connie J Lato of Sullivan, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, January 9th 2018 at 8:30 am in Franklin County, Missouri. Lato is a 52-year-old woman.
In the crash, Lato was a driver. The crash happened here: Route Ac west of Rocky Hollow Road. The police described the crash like this:
DRIVER 1 FELL ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2002 FORD EXPLORER DRIVEN BY CONNIE LATO] TRAVELED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, STRIKING A SIGN, TREE AND FENCE
Lato's injuries were serious. Lato was taken by Gerald Ambulance to Mercy Hospital St Louis.
The police said the damage to the 2002 Ford Explorer driven by Connie Lato was total. It was removed by Chucks Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper M A White of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180015482 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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Lato 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 Lato 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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