In 2013, Joshua Holesapple was killed in a car accident on U.S. 63. The accident happened on a section of the highway that was under construction. As Holesapple was traveling northbound, a driver of another vehicle came into his lane and struck him head-on. The driver was attempted to bypass the construction, and when he realized cones blocked his lane, he drove into the northbound lanes colliding with Holesapple.
Holesapple’s wife, Laurie, and her family of West Plains sued the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission for the wrongful death of Joshua. The trial concluded on Sunday in Howell County. The jury awarded the family $6.7 million and the attorney for the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission expressed his disappointment. The commission will only have to pay approximately $409,000 due to judgment caps.
Losing a loved one is tragic and can be devastating when that individual is killed in a preventable accident. Families are often faced with the stress of economical loss while trying to grieve. Funeral costs, medical expenses, and the loss of the family members wages can create a financial burden. Filing a wrongful death claim may be the best option to recovering financial compensation for your loss. Contacting an experienced St. Louis wrongful death attorney is necessary to receive the proper knowledge to explore all options.
If you have lost a loved one in an accident, contacting the wrongful death attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth for a free consultation will educate you and determine if you have grounds for a case. Our firm is family based and wants you to focus on your grief while we work diligently to recover the maximum compensation for your case. Contact us today to discuss your case.