Kuhlman & Lucas, LLC, the best personal injury attorneys in Kansas City recently represented a family whose son was killed after a man high on drugs slammed into the client’s vehicle. Due to the fact that that the driver was found guilty and was sentenced to jail time, this was a damages-only hearing, but our firm was able to obtain a $12 million judgment for the family.
The court ruled that the Defendant’s actions showed no concern and a complete disregard for the safety of others, causing the Plaintiff to suffer pecuniary losses of $1.4 million, non-economic losses of $2.8 million and just over $6,000 in funeral expenses. In addition to this, punitive damages were awarded in the amount of approximately $8.4 million.
It is incredibly tragic when the careless, reckless actions of others lead to completely avoidable fatalities. As the best personal injury attorneys in Kansas City, our firm frequently represents the families of those killed by the negligent and/or criminal acts of others so that they can be fully compensated for both their tangible and emotional losses. To learn more about this case, you can view the official court document. If you have a loved one who was killed in a similar circumstance, please contact our firm, comprised of the best personal injury attorneys in Kansas City today to discuss your legal rights.