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Curtis W Helms of Stotts City, MO was injured on Friday, July 22, 2022 at 5:50AM in Jasper County, Missouri. Helms is a 57-year-old man.
The crash happened here: Route F and County Road 20 1.5 miles west of Sarcoxie.
In the crash, Helms was a driver. The police described the crash like this:
VEHICLE #1 STRUCK A TREE THAT HAD FALLEN ON THE ROADWAY.
Helms's injuries were moderate. Helms was taken by EMS to Mercy Hospital, Joplin.
The police said the damage to the 2007 Kawasaki 900 Motorcycle driven by Helms was moderate. It was removed by Schraders Towing, Carthage.
How To Get the Highway Patrol Report
Tpr J Drum of the Missouri State Highway Patrol wrote up the report. The highway patrol assigned report number 220388413 to this crash. The highway patrol charges $6.90 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 (blacked out).
I obtained the information prompting this solicitation from the Missouri State Highway Patrol website.
Helms 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 Helms 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