Christopher W Kovach of Barnhart, Missouri was injured on Thursday, February 22nd 2018 at 6:25 pm in Jefferson County, Missouri. Kovach is a 30-year-old man.
In the crash, Kovach was a driver. The crash happened here: 1730 Old Highway M. The police described the crash like this:
BOTH VEHICLES WERE WESTBOUND ON OLD HIGHWAY M. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2004 PONTIAC SUNFIRE DRIVEN BY CHRISTOPHER KOVACH] STOPPED PRIOR TO MAKING A LEFT TURN AND WAS STRUCK IN THE REAR BY VEHICLE 2 [THE 1997 GMC JIMMY DRIVEN BY JADE BERREY]
Kovach's injuries were minor. Kovach was taken by Rock Township EMS to St anthony’s Medical Center.
The police said the damage to the 2004 Pontiac Sunfire driven by Christopher Kovach was minor. The damage to the 1997 GMC Jimmy driven by Jade Berrey was minor.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal A R Flannery of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180106556 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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Kovach 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 Kovach 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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