On May 1st at approximately 3:24 pm, Devin Konichek, 17, of Kahoka, MO, and Clarissa Somers, 22, also of Kahoka, MO, were involved in an accident that occurred on US HWY 136. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Mr. Konichek’s vehicle was involved in the accident when he attempted to pass a farm tractor and collided head on with Ms. Somer’s vehicle. Mr. Konicheck and Ms. Somers sustained serious injuries and were transported to the hospital via Air Evac. Mr. Konichek was pronounced deceased on May 2nd at approximately 4:30 pm.
Traffic fatalities are never easy on those involved, particularly accidents that take the life of a young person. We at the law offices of Kevin J. Roach extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Konichek.
Missouri offers a broad system of personal injury laws meant to protect parties who are injured through another person’s negligent actions. Here, depending on a determination of fault, the person seeking compensation will be entitled to payment for any lost wages, pain and suffering, and any medical bills incurred as a result of the accident that are not a result of their own negligence. Further, the family of Mr. Konichek may have a wrongful death claim that will allow them to recover the losses he suffered before he passed, as well as their own loss of society and companionship with the deceased.
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.