Concordia, MO (November 12, 2022) – An area firefighter has died as a result of a traffic collision that occurred in Concordia on Thursday evening, November 10. Just after 6:30 p.m., area firefighters and the police responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Route E.
Reports provided by authorities show that 31-year-old Adam Williams, a firefighter with the central Jackson County Fire Protection District, was driving his vehicle eastbound on Route E. As his vehicle proceeded through the area of Missouri State Route 23, he became involved in a collision. As a result, his vehicle went off the roadway and struck a tree.
Williams was fatally injured as a result of the crash and pronounced dead at the scene.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is actively investigating this fatal collision.
Our condolences are with the family of Adam Williams at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Missouri
Each year, hundreds of people die as a result of automobile accidents across the state of Missouri. Many accidents are a result of drivers who engage in reckless and negative actions. Drivers who are speeding, failed to yield to others, or engage in other reckless actions continue to cause fatal injuries to innocent people every day in our state. In many cases, these accidents leave families to deal with overwhelming consequences.
After a loved one dies in a car accident, the last thing you want to think about is filing a lawsuit. But if the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may have no choice but to take legal action.
Missouri law allows certain family members to file a wrongful death action against the person or persons responsible for the death. This type of lawsuit can’t bring back your loved one, but it can help ease the financial burden caused by their death.
The statute of limitations in Missouri for filing a wrongful death case against the negligent driver is two years from the date of the deceased’s death. This means that you must file your lawsuit within two years of your loved one’s passing in order to be eligible to receive damages. If you do not file within this timeframe, you will likely be barred from recovering any compensation.
To file a wrongful death action in Missouri, you must be the surviving spouse, child, or parent of the deceased person. You will also need to show that the death was caused by someone else’s negligence or intentional act. A Concordia wrongful death lawyer can help your family move forward and file legal action following the loss of your loved one.
Our car accident lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help your family move forward after enduring the unexpected and sudden loss of a loved one. Our team will help you better understand your legal rights in the options that are available for you. We will fight to ensure your family gets the money you need and desire for funeral costs in a variety of other costs and losses you face. We can meet with you for a free consultation at your earliest convenience to get started. Contact our team today at 816-888-8888.
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