John E Ross of Carthage, Missouri was injured on Saturday, February 3rd 2018 at 10:30 am in Jasper County, Missouri. Ross is a 28-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Hawthorn Road 4 miles east of Carl Junction.
In the crash, Ross was a passenger. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE #1 FAILED TO NEGOTIATE A CURVE, RAN OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY, WENT OFF A CONCRETE BRIDGE, AND STRUCK A ROCK EMBANKMENT AND FENCE
Ross's injuries were moderate. Ross was taken by ambulance to Freeman West Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2006 Ford Ranger driven by Ivan Balcazar Zavala was total. It was removed by Cottrills Towing Joplin Mo.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper B Crockett of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180068289 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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Ross 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 Ross 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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