A.M. was a passenger in her husband’s car. They were driving north on I-635 in Kansas City, Kansas during a severe ice storm. A.M.’s husband lost control of their car and traveled across all three lanes of traffic. The car went directly in front of a semi-trailer. The semi smashed into the car killing A.M.’s husband and critically injuring A.M. A.M. died several weeks later from her injuries.
We filed a suit against the semi-truck driver that hit A.M.’s car and the insurance company for A.M.’s husband. We were able to present evidence that the truck driver was driving too fast for the icy conditions and that, had he been traveling slower, he would not have hit A.M.’s car. The case settled against both defendants shortly before trial.