Malachi Martinez of Perryville, Missouri was injured on Monday, January 22nd 2018 at 8:45 am in Perry County, Missouri. Martinez is a 9-year-old boy.
In the crash, Martinez was a passenger. The crash happened here: Route T south of Perry County Road 854. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2015 TOYOTA TACOMA DRIVEN BY DANIELLE MARTINEZ] TRAVELED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK TWO TREES. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2015 TOYOTA TACOMA DRIVEN BY DANIELLE MARTINEZ] CONTINUED AND STRUCK TWO MORE TREES
Martinez's injuries were serious. Martinez was taken by Ste Genevieve County Ambulance District to SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Childrens Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2015 Toyota Tacoma driven by Danielle Martinez was total. It was removed by Perry County Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper K E Alcorn of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180040432 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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Martinez 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 Martinez 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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