On Saturday afternoon, a two-vehicle car accident claimed the lives of two individuals from St. Louis. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the traffic accident happened on Interstate 70 near Kingdom City, Missouri when a 64-year-old man was operating a 2003 Jaguar XK8 westbound on I-70 when he crossed the median and collided head-on with a 1998 Honda Civic at around 10 a.m. The impact was severe and the driver of the Jaguar was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash and his passenger, an 81-year-old woman, was airlifted to a Columbia hospital where she later died from her injuries. The driver of the Honda, a 24-year-old man, was transported to the hospital for serious injuries.
Car accidents are the cause of thousands of injuries and deaths every year in the United States. In fact, auto accidents are one of the leading causes of death. Losing a loved one is devastating and learning that their death was caused by a preventable accident is heartbreaking. There are numerous factors that can lead to an auto accident and a proper investigation should always be conducted after a crash to determine the cause and party responsible. If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, you are likely not concerned with obtaining compensation. However, you could be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, loss of economic support, and mental anguish.
To obtain the justice you deserve after losing a loved one in a car accident, it is important to contact the experienced car accident lawyers at Meyerkord & Kurth. Our attorneys will plan and execute a strategy most effective at recovering the maximum compensation available for your damages. We will support you with compassion during this difficult time to allow you to focus on grieving your loss. If you have lost a loved one in an auto accident, contact our St. Louis office for a free no-obligation consultation.