Recent Posts in Wrongful Death

  • 16-Mar-2015

    Dangerous Driving on St. Patrick's Day

    On behalf of Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci posted in Wrongful Death on Monday, March 16, 2015. It was 1,554 years ago that the patron saint of Ireland died on March 17. Though he wasn't even Irish, St. Patrick lived on in the hearts and minds ...
  • 23-Feb-2015

    Young Life Cut Short on Missouri Jobsite

    We read recently of a young man who was just 22 years old when his life came to an end without warning and without reason. He was at work as an apprentice ironworker -- a new job he had only held for a few weeks -- when he fell from a steel girder ...
  • 15-Jan-2015

    Wrongful Death Suit Pits Mother Against Utility Company

    Like a giant, aquatic dragon, the Lake of the Ozarks sprawls across central Missouri. The 90-mile lake is more than a tourist attraction; its Bagnell Dam northeast of Joplin generates electricity powering tens of thousands of homes and businesses in ...
  • 22-Oct-2014

    Honoring the Memories of the Loves of His Life

    The story in the Joplin Globe of a Pittsburg girl, her mother and her dad is enough to break your heart and at the same time reaffirm a belief in the goodness of most people. The girl was just 13 years old when she was killed with her mom in 2009 by ...
  • 4-Sep-2014

    What Can Families Do When Road Safety Efforts Fail?

    This past weekend, police officers could be spotted in Joplin and across Missouri trying to slow drivers down as people sped home from Labor Day getaways and celebrations. In much of the state, law enforcement efforts were successful in keeping ...
  • 10-Jun-2014

    Motorcycle & Construction Zone Warnings Go Unheeded

    Every year at this time, Missouri law enforcement officials warn motorists to slow down and obey traffic signs in construction zones. Drivers are also cautioned to pay attention to other vehicles on the roads, and to keep watch for motorcycles before ...
  • 15-May-2014

    Joplin-Area Fatal Car Accident

    Four dead in three vehicles involved in two crashes not far from Joplin on one recent Saturday afternoon. The numbers can’t possibly convey the depth or breadth of the tragedies involved in those fatalities in those nearly simultaneous motor ...
  • 2-Jan-2014

    McDonald County Crash Takes 2 Sisters' Lives, Injures 4 Others

    An Arkansas family is undoubtedly reeling with grief after a recent fatal accident in McDonald County. Two sisters, 20 and 16 years old, respectively, died at the scene of the crash, and four other people suffered injuries that ranged from serious to ...
  • 3-Dec-2013

    Driver Given Probation in Missouri Southern State Player Deaths

    Two years have gone by since a drunken driver flipped an SUV, and two Missouri Southern State University football players were killed on their way back to Joplin. The driver is now 21 years old; two of his teenaged companions that night will never ...