On Wednesday, May 30, at approximately 5 pm two St. Louis Residents, Milwin D. Johnson and Shanora Lee, were involved in a fatal traffic accident on Interstate 44 in Phelps County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Mr. Johnson, 39, suffered minor injuries with Ms. Lee, unfortunately, being pronounced dead at the Phelps County Medical Center shortly after arrival. The accident occurred when Mr. Johnson lost control of the vehicle they were travelling in and it flipped, ejecting Ms. Lee.
A traffic accident, especially one involving a fatality, can be a disturbing and deeply traumatic experience. We at the law offices of Kevin J. Roach extend our sincerest condolences to the family of Ms. Lee.
Missouri offers a robust system of personal injury law meant to protect persons who are injured through another party’s negligence. Here, Mr. Johnson is likely at fault and the claimants will be entitled to payment for any lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and medical bills incurred as a result of the accident. Although Ms. Lee has passed away, her family will be able to pursue these same claims plus their own claims for compensation through Missouri’s wrongful death statute.
If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, consult the personal injury experts at the law offices of Kevin J. Roach, (866) 519-0085, today.