Brandon M Pitman of Leslie, Missouri was injured on Wednesday, January 17th 2018 at 2:39 pm in Franklin County, Missouri. Pitman is a 18-year-old man.
In the crash, Pitman was a driver. The crash happened here: Southbound Highway 185 north of Gunsmith Road. The police described the crash like this:
SUBJECT FAILED TO NEGOTIATE A CURVE IN THE ROADWAY AND CROSSED THE CENTER OF THE ROAD. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2004 CHEVROLET CAVALIER DRIVEN BY BRANDON PITMAN] TRAVELED OFF THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK A MAILBOX AND A TRAFFIC SIGN
Pitman's injuries were minor. Pitman was taken by Gerald EMS to Mercy Hospital St Louis.
The police said the damage to the 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Brandon Pitman was total. It was removed by Vogelgesangs Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper T L Woods of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180080230 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.
Pitman 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 Pitman 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