In this case, a young mother of three was involved in a horrific car wreck in Belton, Missouri that caused her to spend over two months in the hospital before unfortunately passing away. Her husband hired our firm to pursue potential claims arising from the wreck, including for wrongful death.
After engaging Foster Wallace, LLC, we quickly sent out a spoliation letter and was able to preserve certain evidence including video of the wreck from a neighboring business and downloads from the two vehicles that showed the speeds of the two cars. At the time of the wreck, the young woman was turning left at a stoplight when another party going through the intersection collided with the decedent.
The facts were disputed, and the defendants did not admit liability but through Foster Wallace's investigation, we obtained enough evidence, including video from the grocery store and electronic data from both cars, to convince the defendants and their insurance company to offer up the full policy limits of $1,000,000. Because a death was involved, a Cass County Judge had to approve the settlement, which he did. While our client is obviously distraught about the loss of his young wife and mother, he was very happy that we were able to obtain this result for him and his young family.