A St. Louis County resident from Ballwin, Missouri stands accused of killing a pedestrian due to reckless driving. A wrongful death lawsuit was filed at St. Louis County Circuit Court to remedy the suffering caused by the fatal driving accident.
The defendant hit and killed a man walking across Manchester Road in Ellisville, Missouri. The pedestrian was from a Chicago, Illinois suburb. According to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch court brief, the driver was using her cellphone, which prevented her from taking proper safety precautions and observing all the rules of the road. In addition, the plaintiffs have accused the defendant of driving too quickly to stop in time. The incident occurred in December of 2009.
The Missouri Department of Transportation reports that 37 pedestrians were fatally injured in 2009. 113 fatalities on Missouri roads were caused by inattention, and exceeding the speed limit caused an additional 75 deaths.
The attorneys from the law offices of WWF&G handle wrongful death and auto accident cases on a regular basis. One of our successful pedestrian death cases resulted in a $1 million award for our client in a disputed claim.
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