Genove D Avalos of Springfield, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, January 30th 2018 at 5:16 am in Barry County, Missouri. Avalos is a 27-year-old woman.
The crash happened here: Hwy 37 in Butterfield.
In the crash, Avalos was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 1 [THE 2008 TOYOTA COROLLA DRIVEN BY GENOVE AVALOS] HAD JUST BEEN INVOLVED IN A PREVIOUS CRASH AND FACING EASTBOUND IN THE SOUTHBOUND LANE. VEHICLE 2 [THE 1985 GMC SAFARI VAN DRIVEN BY JASON GOFF] STRUCK VEHICLE 1 [THE 2008 TOYOTA COROLLA DRIVEN BY GENOVE AVALOS]
Avalos's injuries were moderate. Avalos was taken to Cox South Hospital in Springfield.
The police said the damage to the 2008 Toyota Corolla driven by Genove Avalos was total. It was removed by Us Auto of Cassville. The damage to the 1985 GMC Safari Van driven by Jason Goff was total. It was removed by Brices Towing of Cassville.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper J Givens of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180058076 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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Avalos 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 Avalos 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