The husband of 43-year-old East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, resident Shela Wheeler — who was fatally struck by a vehicle on February 23, 2012 — has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver, 61-year-old Ale Moultrie.
According to The Republican, a local news outlet, Moultrie hit Wheeler with his pickup truck while she was crossing Memorial Avenue in West Springfield. The news outlet reports that Moultrie was cleared of any culpability following a police investigation, but the plaintiff claims that the 61-year-old was driving recklessly and negligently at the time of the incident.
"We found the finding extremely troubling, especially since Mr. Moultrie's brother showed up at the scene in his uniform and attempted to interfere with the investigation, according to the police report," the plaintiff's accident attorney, Daniel Kelly, told the source. "In addition, my client learned about the results of those investigations in the newspaper. You'd think the widower would at least get a courtesy call."
The plaintiff is reportedly seeking unspecified damages for pain and suffering.
There's nothing that can ever truly compensate for the untimely death of a loved one, but there are actions you can take to hold responsible parties accountable. In the event that one of your family members has died due to an individual or business's reckless or negligent behavior, you may have grounds to file a civil lawsuit and seek monetary compensation. To get this process started, it's in your best interest to contact injury attorneys in Kansas City immediately. These experienced professionals can help you recover damages to which you may be entitled.