Stephen R Burgess of Washington, Missouri was injured on Tuesday, July 17th 2018 at 4:40 pm in Franklin County, Missouri. Burgess is a 52-year-old man.
In the crash, Burgess was a driver. The crash happened here: Grant School Road east of Highway Vv. The police described the crash like this:
DRIVER 1 WAS TRAVELING TOO FAST FOR THE ROADWAY AND FAILED TO NEGOTIATE AN APPROACHING CURVE. VEHICLE 1 [THE 1996 KAWASAKI VULCAN DRIVEN BY STEPHEN BURGESS] BEGAN TO SKID AND OVERTURNED AND TRAVELED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROADWAY
Burgess's injuries were moderate. Burgess was taken by private conveyance to Mercy Hospital Washington.
The police said the damage to the 1996 Kawasaki Vulcan driven by Stephen Burgess was extensive. It was removed by Roadside.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Trooper M K Halim of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 180437242 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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Burgess 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 Burgess 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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