Ginger L Degonia of Bonne Terre, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, January 23rd 2018 at 1:06 pm in St Francois County, Missouri. Degonia is a 39-year-old woman.
In the crash, Degonia was a passenger. The crash happened here: MO-8 west of Sherwood Forest Drive. The police described the crash like this:
DRIVER 1 WAS ELUDING DESLOGE PD AND ATTEMPTED TO PASS A VEHICLE OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY. DRIVER 1 LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2009 CHEVROLET IMPALA DRIVEN BY GARY DECKER] RETURNED TO THE ROADWAY AND OVERTURNED
Degonia's injuries were moderate. Degonia was taken by St Francois County Ambulance to anthony’s Medical Center.
The police said the damage to the 2009 Chevrolet Impala driven by Gary Decker was total. It was removed by Marlers Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal B M Beard of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180043048 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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Degonia 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 Degonia 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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