James A Hilbert of Golden City, Missouri was injured on Sunday, June 24th 2018 at 3:25 pm in Barton County, Missouri. Hilbert is a 35-year-old man.
The crash happened here: SE 100th Lane 1 mile southwest of Golden City.
In the crash, Hilbert was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLES #1 AND #2 MET AT AN UNCONTROLLED INTERSECTION. VEHICLE #1 FAILED TO YIELD AND THE VEHICLES STRUCK LEFT FRONT TO RIGHT FRONT
Hilbert's injuries were moderate. Hilbert was taken to Cox Barton County Hospital, Lamar, Mo.
The police said the damage to the 2015 Ford F 350 driven by Justin Dostal was total. It was removed by Stop and Shop Towing Mount Vernon Mo. The damage to the 1991 Dodge Dakota driven by James Hilbert was total. It was removed by Parks Towing Lamar Mo.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper B P Osullivan of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180382346 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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Hilbert 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 Hilbert 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.
Photo credit: Missouri State Highway Patrol