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$1,850,000 Settlement for Wrongful Death Tractor-Trailer Accident

The Padberg & Corrigan Law Firm recovered $1,850,000.00 for the wrongful death of Lakesha R. Morris, a woman who was fatally injured when her vehicle was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer owned and operated by M & D Freight, Inc. The tragic motor vehicle collision occurred on July 2, 2007, on Interstate 44 near Viaduct Street in the City of Pacific, Franklin County, Missouri.

The collision occurred when the driver of the 18-wheel tractor trailer, who was driving too fast, approached a construction zone on Interstate 44. Lakesha R. Morris was stopped in traffic on the interstate in a construction zone. The tractor-trailer was traveling at 65 mph when it failed to stop and rear-ended the Morris vehicle causing Ms. Morris to sustain a severe brain injury that resulted in her death.

The Padberg & Corrigan Law Firm filed a lawsuit against the tractor-trailer company on behalf of Lakesha Morris’ two sons. After conducting numerous depositions and thoroughly investigating the case and the facts of the accident, the insurance company for the trucking company offered to resolve the wrongful death lawsuit for $1,850,000.00. A settlement was reached by the parties in October, 2009, and the proceeds will be invested in a structured annuity that will be used for the care and benefit of Lakesha Morris’ two sons.

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