Michael L Napientek of Wheatland, Missouri was injured on Monday, January 15th 2018 at 7:20 am in Hickory County, Missouri. Napientek is a 49-year-old man.
The crash happened here: MO 83 south of Route H.
In the crash, Napientek was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 1997 PONTIAC TRANS AM DRIVEN BY MICHAEL NAPIENTEK] CROSSED THE CENTER LINE AND STRUCK VEHICLE 2 [THE 2003 CHEVROLET 1 2 TON DRIVEN BY PAUL BARNES]
Napientek's injuries were moderate. Napientek was taken by private vehicle to Citizens Memorial Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 1997 Pontiac Trans Am driven by Michael Napientek was extensive. It was removed by Ajs. The damage to the 2003 Chevrolet 1 2 Ton driven by Paul Barnes was extensive. It was removed by Hickory County Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Sergeant B W Schafer of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180026762 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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Napientek 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 Napientek 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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