Posted On: December 17, 2009 by Steven J. Malman

Man Sues St. Clair County and Employee for Illinois Car Crash Injuries

Douglas Ault is suing St. Clair County and its employee, Daniel E. Stockett, for personal injury. Ault hurt his back and neck during an Illinois car accident because he claims Stockett, a county employee, was driving negligently.

The Illinois traffic crash occurred in Shiloh. Ault says Stockett was driving too fast, did not maintain a proper lookout, was not driving with adequate brakes, neglected to properly apply the brakes, failed to swerve or stop his vehicle to prevent the Illinois car crash from happening, neglected to keep his auto under control, did not yield the right-of-way, and made a u-turn in a manner that was not safe.

Ault says that because of the Illinois car accident, he became disordered, sick, and sore, and his nervous system suffered a shock. Because his earning capacity was impaired, he lost significant income. He cites significant property damage to his vehicle.

Ault is seeking over $100,000 and costs.

Obeying the rules of the road can prevent Illinois traffic crashes. If you were injured because a motorist failed to stop at a red light, made an illegal or unsafe U-turn, disobeyed a traffic signal, did not yield the right-of-way, or committed another traffic violation, you may have grounds for filing a Chicago car accident lawsuit against a liable motorist. Sometimes, there are other factors that contribute to causing an Illinois traffic crash. There may be other parties who should be held liable for your personal injuries.

A Chicago car accident victim can incur medical expenses, recovery costs, lost income, and other expenses because of the Illinois motor vehicle collision. Obtaining Chicago injury recover can help you with your accident expenses.

St. Clair County and driver sued in U-turn accident, The Record, December 10, 2009

Related Web Resources:
Car Accident Defenses: Contributory and Comparative Negligence

Illinois Department of Transportation

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