S.B. was riding her bike to work one morning because she was training for the M.S. 150 charity bike ride. A pickup truck traveling behind S.B. on the same road drifted off onto the shoulder and hit S.B. She was thrown several hundred feet and suffered critical injuries. She died the next day.
We represented S.B.’s siblings in a Clay County, Missouri case against the pickup truck driver. S.B. was not married and had no kids. As a result, we were unable to make a significant claim for economic loss caused by S.B.’s. We were, however, able to show the human loss caused by her death by emphasizing her role in the community and as a teacher. The case was settled for 750,000.00.