Family Sues Missouri DOT in Wake of Fatal Crash

A car injury lawyer notes that the family members of three people who lost their lives in a car crash on Highway 61 have filed a lawsuit against the Missouri Department of Transportation as well as one of the involved drivers. In addition to criminal charges, people who drive recklessly may be liable to the others they harm, and victims of negligence, as well as the families of those killed, may be eligible to recover compensation with the help of a car accident lawyer.

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Lawsuit Claims Agency Was Negligent In Failing to Erect Barrier

A family that lost three loved ones in a multi-car accident on Highway 61 in Missouri in January 2016 is seeking damages from the Missouri Department of Transportation. The family’s lawsuit claims that the agency acted negligently by failing to install a cable barrier between opposing traffic lanes. The lawsuit also names the driver who initiated the deadly accident by rear-ending the victims’ vehicle, according to Fox News.

The tragic accident occurred during icy conditions, when the second vehicle lost control and struck the car that the victims were traveling in. The collision caused both vehicles to cross the median into oncoming traffic, where they collided with a third vehicle. The complaint alleges that the Missouri Department of Transportation was negligent in failing to erect a cable barrier to prevent accidents of this sort, especially since aggressive driving habits such as speeding represent a known problem on that stretch of road, the website reported.

How a Car Injury Lawyer Can Help

Drivers or passengers who are injured in car accidents may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages

The families of those killed may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.

If the actions causing injury are malicious or so reckless that intent to harm can be inferred, the responsible party can be liable for punitive damages to punish wrongful conduct and deter similar conduct in the future.

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