roadside memorial for fatal car accidentMissouri 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.

Contact Us Today

A wrongful death lawsuit can bring you much-needed relief—it can also make sure that a negligent driver or reckless company cannot take another innocent person’s life.

Contact the Law Office of Layton & Southard to schedule your initial consultation.