Lawrence, KS (November 15, 2023) – The Lawrence Kansas Police Department confirmed that 58-year-old Paul Duncan lost his life as a result of a fatal collision that took place in Lawrence on Monday, November 13. The Kansas Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the accident just before 4:00 p.m.
Crash investigations show that 27-year-old Natiya Williams was driving a 2017 Dodge SUV in the area of Wakarusa Drive and Kansas Highway 10. For unknown reasons, she crossed over the center line and crashed head-on into a Nissan Sentra. The Nissan driver, identified as Duncan, was fatally injured in the crash. Williams suffered serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The accident is currently being investigated by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
We offer our condolences to the family of Paul Duncan
Fatal Auto Accidents in Kansas
Fatal accidents in Kansas take the lives of countless people annually. Far too often, these accidents have an overwhelming impact on families. In many cases, families are deprived of companionship, services, and a source of income that they have depended on. After experiencing the loss of a loved one, families have the ability to file a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death claim is designed to provide financial relief for various damages that families face during this difficult time.
These damages from the wrongful death lawsuit can be pursued by one or more surviving family members of the deceased. The eligible parties with the legal ability to file a wrongful death claim in Kansas follow a specific order: the surviving spouse of the dissident, surviving parent(s), surviving children, or the descendants of the children. If none of these individuals survives, a surviving sibling or their descendants may file, or the representative will be appointed by the court to initiate the claim.
It is important to take legal action quickly after experiencing the loss of a loved one. Waiting can prevent you from having the evidence needed to prove your case. Working with a Lawrence wrongful death lawyer can help to ensure that you are better positioned to protect your rights and get justice.
At Martin & Wallentine, LLC, we are committed to providing our clients with top-quality legal services to ensure they receive the justice they deserve after experiencing a personal injury. We understand the devastation that a fatal automobile collision can cause families, and that is why our fearless team of attorneys is dedicated to fighting for your best interests every step of the way. Whether it's inside or outside of the courtroom, we will work tirelessly to protect your rights and get you the compensation you need. If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal collision, contact our Kansas personal injury law firm for a free consultation at 913-764-9700 so we can discuss how we can help you achieve justice.
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