Lear Werts LLP represented the family of a young woman who tragically died from injuries she sustained in a car crash when the driver of the car lost control and the vehicle struck a tree.
In this case, there were issues over what insurance policy provided coverage for the car accident. Ultimately, Lear Werts was able to recover from both the insurance company of the driver and the car dealership that owned the car. This case required the attorneys in our law firm to file a wrongful death lawsuit in the Saline County Circuit Court in Marshall, Missouri. The case was transferred to the Lafayette County Circuit Court in Lexington, Missouri. The case was resolved for a policy-limit settlement prior to trial.
Our law firm also defended a declaratory judgment action filed by the driver’s insurance company. That insurance company had denied that the car insurance policy they had issued provided coverage. That case was negotiated to a settlement after trial.
Marshall is the county seat of Saline County, Missouri and is located approximately one-third of the distance between Columbia and Kansas City, Missouri. Interstate 70 (I-70) and U.S. Highway 65 (Hwy. 65) intersect in Saline County, meeting approximately 15 miles south of Marshall.
Under Missouri law, if someone dies in an automobile crash or other accident, that person’s family members can recover certain damages under the Missouri wrongful death law. The personal injury and insurance litigation lawyers at Lear Werts can help you to understand your rights and maximize you and your family’s recovery. Call our office, toll-free, at 573-875-1991 for a free consultation to speak with a lawyer about your situation to see we can help.