In November, Cynthia Rawson of Sesser, Illinois became a widow when her husband was killed in a motorcycle crash. Her husband, 57-year-old Terry Rawson, was on his way to a basketball game to watch his granddaughter play. As he traveled along Stotlar Road in southern Illinois, a vehicle struck him from behind. The driver of that vehicle was a 27-year-old woman who was cited for following too closely and failure to reduce speed. Rawson died the following day at the hospital. The Williamson County Sheriff’s Department launched a full investigation into the accident, but will not release their findings due to it being ongoing. On Thursday, Rawson filed a wrongful death lawsuit and a review hearing is scheduled for July 30th.
The event of losing a loved one is devastating and when the death is caused by another person's reckless and negligent actions you may have grounds to file a wrongful death case. There is no amount of money that can replace the life of a loved one or even ease the pain of losing them. However, by filing a wrongful death case, you may be entitled to financial compensation to cover medical treatment, funeral expenses, and the loss of the family members income.
If you have suffered the loss of a loved one in a preventable accident, contacting an experienced St. Louis wrongful death lawyer is necessary. The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth provide compassionate support to our clients while working diligently to recover the maximum compensation for your case. Contact us today to learn about wrongful death cases and to discuss your case.