Wrongful Death – Truck Crash
18 year old Noah Leake was driving on Interstate 70 at the Benton Curve in Kansas City, Missouri on his way to work at the family business. The driver of a tractor-trailer owned and operated by Gainey Transportation Services, Inc. drove too fast around the curve and lost control of the truck. The fully loaded trailer landed squarely on top of Noah's car. Noah was pinned underneath the trailer and a fire erupted. Noah died of smoke inhalation. It was learned that the truck driver had 10 prior speeding convictions.
Noah Leake's parents, Anthony and Michelle Leake, sued Gainey Transportation Services, Inc. and its driver for causing the death of their son.
A favorable financial recovery was reached with the trucking company. Noah was the second of ten children born to Anthony and Michelle Leake. No amount of money can bring their son back to them, but Tony and Michelle have found comfort in knowing they have the financial security to provide for their family's future needs. As part of the recovery agreement Gainey Transportation agreed to revise their company policy to require biannual checks of its driver's motor vehicle records.
What Anthony and Michelle Leake have to say about our firm:
"We experienced every parent's worst fear - the death of a child. Our faith sustained us, helping us deal with the devastating loss of our son. Our attorneys guided us through the legal process, so that we could focus on healing . We wanted justice for our son, and our attorneys helped us to achieve that goal."