Joseph F James of Bonne Terre, Missouri was injured on Monday, July 16th 2018 at 7:20 pm in St Francois County, Missouri. James is a 26-year-old man.
In the crash, James was a driver. The crash happened here: Route O east of College Road. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE #1 WAS TRAVELING EASTBOUND IN THE WESTBOUND LANE OF ROUTE O, PASSING VEHICLE #2. THE LEFT SIDE OF VEHICLE #2 COLLIDED WITH THE RIGHT SIDE OF VEHICLE #1 CAUSING VEHICLE #1 TO TRAVEL OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF ROUTE O AND STRIKE A TREE. VEHICLE #2 LEFT THE SCENE
James's injuries were serious. James was taken by Air Evac to Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
The police said the damage to the 1995 Dodge Neon driven by Joseph James was total. It was removed by Marler Towing. The damage to the Unknown driven by Unknown Unknown was none. It was also removed by Unknown.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper K D Roney of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180435308 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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James 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 James 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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