James T Odom of Hallsville, Missouri was injured on Monday, June 18th 2018 at 1:40 pm in Audrain County, Missouri. Odom is a 83-year-old man.
In the crash, Odom was a driver. The crash happened here: MO 151 approximately 30 feet south of Co Road 116. The police described the crash like this:
CRASH OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 1 [THE 2017 CHEVROLET SILVERADO DRIVEN BY JAMES ODOM] CROSSED THE HIGHWAY AND TRAVELLED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY. VEHICLE 1 [THE 2017 CHEVROLET SILVERADO DRIVEN BY JAMES ODOM] OVERCORRECTED, RETURNED TO THE ROADWAY AND STRUCK VEHICLE 2 [THE 2015 FORD F 350 DRIVEN BY MICHELLE SCHMIDT] NEARLY HEADON
Odom's injuries were minor. Odom was taken by ambulance to Boone Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado driven by James Odom was total. It was removed by Rons Collision Mexico. The damage to the 2015 Ford F 350 driven by Michelle Schmidt was total. It was also removed by Rons Collision Mexico.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper D J Dalton of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180368369 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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Odom 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 Odom 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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