Missouri roads can be dangerous. Each year, dozens of people are killed in accidents involving semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles. Thousands of others are injured. While some accidents are simply that—accidents—others could have been prevented.
Nobody should have to endure the unexpected death of a loved one, especially when their death was caused by another person’s wrongdoing. If you lost a family member, partner, or spouse because of a negligent truck driver, you should not have to bear the costs of recovery alone.
Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Missouri
If you lost a loved one in a Missouri truck accident, you might be reluctant to contact an attorney. You may still be grieving or think you don’t stand a chance against a major trucking company.
However, an experienced truck accident attorney knows how to collect evidence, compile a compelling case, and get you the justice you deserve.
While a successful lawsuit can reimburse you for end-of-life medical expenses, funeral costs, your family member’s lost income, and even emotional pain and suffering, most wrongful death lawsuits are about more than just money.
A wrongful death lawsuit can help send a message, both by holding a negligent actor liable for the devastation they caused and by forcing them to reform their practices.
How an Attorney Can Help
A Missouri wrongful death attorney can help you take on a negligent trucking company—a company that, in all likelihood, is well-equipped to defend itself against a lawsuit. That’s why it’s important to be equally prepared.
An experienced lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation into the accident that cost your loved one’s life. They will help you file a wrongful death claim, calculate your damages, and negotiate with the trucking company’s insurer.
If we are unable to reach a fair and equitable settlement outside of court, we will bring your case to trial and relentlessly pursue justice on your behalf.
Have You Been Injured in a Truck Accident in Missouri?
If you've been injured in a truck accident, you need to speak with an experienced truck accident attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Cape Girardeau office directly at 573.335.3359 to schedule your initial consultation.