Man Loses Life in Deadly Crash
Hennessey, OK (November 8, 2018) In the early morning of November 7th, a deadly crash took place on State Highway 51. Officials reported, that around 6:40 a.m., a 28-year-old named Jake Simpson drove his pickup truck west on the highway when he rear-ended a tractor-trailer driven by 63-year-old Farrell Lewis. Apparently, Lewis stopped for a vehicle turning onto a county road, but Simpson didn’t step on his brakes fast enough. When emergency responders arrived at the scene to offer help, they found Simpson seriously injured. They transported him to Enid Hospital where he, unfortunately, suffered fatal injuries. Lewis was not injured in the collision. The police are still investigating the accident.
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Nobody wants to receive the unbearable news that they’ve lost a loved one in a vehicle accident, especially if the accident could have been avoided. The police are currently investigating the collision to determine who should be held liable. There’s a possibility that Simpson’s family members could file a wrongful death lawsuit if negligence played a role in the collision. In order to file a wrongful death lawsuit, there are four key elements that must be met, which are negligence, breach of duty, causation, and damages. An experienced attorney can help assist the Simpson family during such a devastating time.
At McGuire Law Firm, we have experienced attorneys on our team that are well-versed in the qualifications of wrongful death lawsuits. We believe it’s our duty to help our clients receive the maximum compensation they may be entitled to for economic and non-economic damages. If you, or someone you know, lose a loved one in a vehicle accident, call (405) 513-5658.