Every so often, a car accident case defies explanation. Missouri's negligence laws address circumstances where errors in judgment cause injury. Most people involved in a car accident don't plan for it to happen. Sometimes collisions are the result of a moment's distraction or even impatience. Occasionally, someone's conduct is considered so egregious that the law considers it reckless, which may have been the case in a recent accident.
Unfortunately, far too many families in Columbia and across the state of Missouri know firsthand the devastation that a serious car accident can cause. The death of a family member is difficult to bear, but when that death comes suddenly and at the hands of another person, it makes the situation much worse.
There are times when fatal accidents occur that leave Missouri residents wondering: What could have possibly caused this tragedy? In mid-November, such an accident occurred that took the lives of three people. The accident serves as an important reminder that all drivers on the road need to be vigilant about their surroundings, because they have a responsibility to not put anyone else's life at risk.
Columbia, Missouri, residents who lose loved ones to a car accident or suffer personal injury as the result of someone else's negligence may be entitled to compensation under Missouri law. And the family of a man killed in a car accident at the Missouri military base Fort Leonard Wood may have cause for a wrongful death claim following the results of the investigation into the accident.