Erick Z Gordon of Mountain Grove, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, January 9th 2018 at 4:45 am in Texas County, Missouri. Gordon is a 29-year-old man.
The crash happened here: US 60 four miles west of Cabool.
In the crash, Gordon was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS VEHICLE #1 SLID OFF THE ROADWAY, STRUCK A GUARDRAIL AND CAUGHT FIRE
Gordon's injuries were minor. Gordon was taken by ambulance to Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston.
The police said the damage to the 1998 Chevrolet S 10 Blazer driven by Erick Gordon was total. It was removed by Little Billys Towing of Mountain Grove.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper J R Sellars of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180015236 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.
Gordon 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 Gordon 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