Lincoln Co, MO (September 23, 2021) – A man was killed during a collision between his motorcycle and a van in Lincoln County on Thursday, September 23rd.
State troopers said the accident took place at about 7:30 p.m. on State Highway 47 in the area of Ridge Road.
A 2012 Ford Econoline was traveling eastbound along Highway 47 when the driver made a lefthand turn directly into the path of a 2000 Harley Davidson FLSTF that was riding westbound.
The Econoline struck the front end the of motorcycle, ejecting the rider, 54-year-old Jeffrey Hamlett, a resident of Troy.
Hamlett died at the scene.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Jeffrey Hamlett, at this time.
Wrongful Deaths in Lincoln County
A wrongful death occurs when someone dies due to someone else’s negligence. This includes families who have lost someone they love in circumstances such as car accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, motorcycle accidents, dangerous drugs, and defective products.
Wrongful death claims are intended to give families financial compensation for the losses they have endured due to the death of a loved one. Deaths resulting from negligence are heartbreaking, but family members might still be able to recover compensation.
Unlike a criminal trial, a claim of wrongful death is a civil suit that helps the victim’s family by recompensing them for the economic and non-economic damages they acquired due to the wrongful death.
In almost all states, members of the victim’s immediate family are the only people eligible to file this sort of claim. In some states, however, this entitlement is extended to grandparents and other members of the decedent’s extended family.
Wrongful death cases can be complex because the negligence that directly contributed to the death of your loved one must be proven. Wrongful deaths are tragic, overwhelming events. Far too often, families are so overtaken by their grief they are unable to handle a wrongful death claim adequately or appropriately.
Lincoln County Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our Lincoln County personal injury attorneys are familiar with the emotional struggles that families face after losing a loved one. The financial consequences alone can make moving on extremely difficult.
Peterson & Associates, P.C., takes a positive approach to aiding our clients in their post-accident recovery. Our Lincoln County personal injury lawyers assist crash victims in seeing justice and the financial compensation they are entitled to.
We will ensure that your legal rights are defended after an injury accident. Contact our Lincoln County accident attorneys at 816-888-8888 to see how we can help you.
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