Joseph V Yeager of Troy, Missouri was injured on Saturday, February 24th 2018 at 2:05 pm in Lincoln County, Missouri. Yeager is a 20-year-old man.
In the crash, Yeager was a driver. The crash happened here: Missouri 47 west of Bennington Drive. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE 2 [THE 2002 CHEVROLET SILVERADO DRIVEN BY JOSEPH YEAGER] SLID INTO THE WESTBOUND LANES OF MISSOURI 47 INTO THE PATHWAY OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2008 NISSAN ALTIMA DRIVEN BY DANIEL DUNHAM]. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2002 CHEVROLET SILVERADO DRIVEN BY JOSEPH YEAGER] STRUCK THE FRONT OF VEHICLE 1 [THE 2008 NISSAN ALTIMA DRIVEN BY DANIEL DUNHAM]. VEHICLE 2 [THE 2002 CHEVROLET SILVERADO DRIVEN BY JOSEPH YEAGER] THEN TRAVELLED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY AND OVERTURNED. ASSISTED BY LINCOLN COUNTY DEPUTIES
Yeager's injuries were moderate. Yeager was taken by Lincoln County Ambulance to SSM Health St Joseph Hospital Lake St Louis.
The police said the damage to the 2008 Nissan Altima driven by Daniel Dunham was extensive. It was removed by Brians Towing. The damage to the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Joseph Yeager was total. It was also removed by Brians Towing.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal B W Long of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180109793 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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Yeager 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 Yeager 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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