Marvin E Graham of Smithland, KY was injured on Tuesday, February 20th 2018 at 6:15 pm in Scott County, Missouri. Graham is a 70-year-old man.
The crash happened here: County Road 452.
In the crash, Graham was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS VEHCILE 1 WAS STATIONARY AND VEHICLE 2 [THE 2012 GMC UTILITY TRUCK DRIVEN BY BILLY SHIPP] STRUCK THE SIDE OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2015 BUICK VERANO DRIVEN BY MARVIN GRAHAM]
Graham's injuries were serious. Graham was taken by EMS to Saint Francis Medical Center Cape Girardeau, Mo.
The police said the damage to the 2015 Buick Verano driven by Marvin Graham was moderate. It was removed by D and K Wrecker Sikeston Mo. The damage to the 2012 GMC Utility Truck driven by Billy Shipp was minor.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper K G Hampton of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180103157 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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Graham 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 Graham 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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