Paul E Cook of California, Missouri was injured on Saturday, February 17th 2018 at 12:30 am in Cooper County, Missouri. Cook is a 56-year-old man.
In the crash, Cook was a driver. The crash happened here: Rt. AA at Long Drive. The police described the crash like this:
OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2013 RAM 1500 DRIVEN BY PAUL COOK] MADE A RIGHT TURN ONTO LONG DRIVE. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2013 RAM 1500 DRIVEN BY PAUL COOK] TRAVELLED OFF THE WEST SIDE OF LONG DRIVE AND WENT INTO A DITCH
Cook's injuries were minor. Cook was not taken to the hospital in an ambulance.
The police said the damage to the 2013 Ram 1500 driven by Paul Cook was moderate. It was removed by New Creation California Mo.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Sergeant D R Barbour of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180096555 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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Cook 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 Cook 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