Drunk Driver Sued in St. Clair County Over Multi-Car Accident
Posted on March 23rd, 2009 by Zane Cagle
Michael Aaron filed a lawsuit last week in St. Clair County in Illinois against Donna Donaby for injuries he incurred after a multi-car accident in which Donaby was liable.
At the time of the crash, Aaron claims he was stopped at a red light in Belleville when Donaby rear-ended a vehicle two cars behind him. The force of the impact sent both cars forward, and Aaron was hit from behind.
Subsequent investigation concluded that Donaby’s BAC was more than the legal limit of 0.08.
According to the suit, Aaron suffered bodily injuries as well as disability and disfigurement. He claims his injuries resulted in past and future pain and suffering as well as lost income and medical expenses.
The two-count suit alleges that Donaby was negligent by driving in excess of the speed limit and under the influence of alcohol with a BAC of more than 0.08. She also negligently drove when she knew she was unfit to do so and failed to avoid a collision. He currently seeks a judgment in excess of $100,000, plus costs.
After sustaining serious injuries in a car accident, it is important to contact an attorney to determine your legal rights. If the other driver was negligent, you may have a claim and can seek full or partial compensation for your medical bills as well as punitive damages. Contact an experienced car accident lawyer at The Cagle Law Firm in St. Louis today for more information and answers. We handle cases all over Missouri and Illinois and are available 24/7 for a free consultation.