Cassandra L. Reed and Dolores E. Bernard both killed in traffic accident near Hollow Road

On Wednesday, July 18, Cassandra L. Reed and Dolores E. Bernard were both killed in an accident on MO-5 near Dry Hollow Road. Cheryl D. Dewald was also badly injured in the same incident.

The accident began at approximately 9 am when Ms. Reed lost control of the vehicle she was travelling in, forcing her to cross the center line before striking the vehicle Ms. Bernard and Ms. Dewald were travelling in head on.

According to the official Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Ms. Reed and Ms. Bernard were pronounced dead at the scene, while Ms. Dewald was rushed by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital for life saving medical intervention.

It is always unfortunate when a traffic accident ends in the loss of a life. We at the law offices of Kevin J. Roach extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the parties involved.

The Legal Claims

Missouri and Illinois offer a widespread system of personal injury laws meant to protect parties who are injured through another party’s negligent acts.

The party seeking relief will be entitled to compensation in the form of payment for any lost wages, pain and suffering, any damaged property, and any medical bills incurred as a result of the accident that are not a result of his or her own negligence.

Missouri law states that you have five (5) years to file your personal injury lawsuit, unlike Illinois law which allows only a two (2) year period, though you never want to wait that long to file a claim. Some cases require a good deal of discovery and preparation, so the sooner you contact an attorney to file the case, the better your odds of recovering everything you are owed will be.

Wrongful Death Claims

The Law offices of Kevin J. Roach is a serious injury and wrongful death firm that handles wrongful death cases throughout the state of Missouri.

As a Missouri wrongful death law firm we understand that a family member who has lost a loved one will be experiencing many emotions.  When you contact our firm we will guide you through every step of the legal process and fight for the legal rights of your loved ones.

Our law firm understands that no amount of monetary compensation will bring back your loved one, but we also strongly believe that people must be held accountable for their actions.  Additionally, the money recovered from a Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can assist with any outstanding medical expenses, funeral costs, as well as income replacement if the deceased was the primary income earner.

There are also statutes of limitations within each state that determine how much time you have to file the wrongful death claim. In Missouri, a wrongful death claim can be filed anytime up to three years after the death of the family member.

We can’t bring back your love one but we can help protect your rights and ensure the best possible outcome.  Call today for a free consultation (866) 519-0085

We at the law offices of Kevin J. Roach again extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the parties involved.