Gorge Garfias of Cabot, Arkansas was injured on Friday, June 22nd 2018 at 6:40 pm in Wright County, Missouri. Garfias is a man.
The crash happened here: MO 38, 12 miles east of Hartville.
In the crash, Garfias was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
ACCIDENT OCCURRED AS VEHICLE 2 [THE 2007 SCION DRIVEN BY GORGE GARFIAS] SLOWED TO TURN, VEHICLE 1 [THE 1986 NISSAN TRUCK DRIVEN BY JESSIE WILSON] FAILED TO YIELD AND STRUCK REAR OF VEH 2
Garfias's injuries were moderate. Garfias was taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital, Springfield.
The police said the damage to the 1986 Nissan Truck driven by Jessie Wilson was total. It was removed by Little Billys Wrecker. The damage to the 2007 Scion driven by Gorge Garfias was total. It was also removed by Little Billys Wrecker.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Corporal E A Cooper of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180377786 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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Garfias 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 Garfias 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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