Damon W Stephens of Ofallon, Missouri was injured on Thursday, January 18th 2018 at 5:24 am in Montgomery County, Missouri. Stephens is a 46-year-old man.
In the crash, Stephens was a driver. The crash happened here: Interstate 70 westbound at the 175 mile Mark. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2001 CADILLAC DEVILLE DRIVEN BY DEVON KIMBROUGH] WAS TRAVELLING ONTO THE INTERSTATE FROM THE MEDIAN AND WAS STRUCK BY VEHICLE 2 [THE 2016 HYUNDAI SANTE FE DRIVEN BY DAMON STEPHENS]. BOTH CAME TO REST IN RIGHT LANE OF INTERSTATE 70
Stephens's injuries were moderate. Stephens was taken by Montgomery County EMS to University.
The police said the damage to the 2001 Cadillac Deville driven by Devon Kimbrough was total. It was removed by Montgomery Sales. The damage to the 2016 Hyundai Sante Fe driven by Damon Stephens was total. It was also removed by Montgomery Sales.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper G Beaulieu of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180031306 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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Stephens 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 Stephens 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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