Rogelio V Piedra of Sedalia, Missouri was injured on Monday, January 29th 2018 at 7:40 am in Pettis County, Missouri. Piedra is a 17-year-old boy.
The crash happened here: Sacajawea Road, east of Tiger Pride Blvd.
In the crash, Piedra was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2003 AUDI DRIVEN BY ROGELIO PIEDRA] ATTEMPTED TO AVOID ANIMAL IN ROADWAY AND STRUCK A TREE. PETTIS COUNTY DEPUTIES
Piedra's injuries were minor. Piedra was taken by Pettis County EMS to Bothwell Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2003 Audi driven by Rogelio Piedra was total. It was removed by Dons Tow.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal D E Fessenden of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180056840 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.
Piedra 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 Piedra 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