Angela Hausmann filed a lawsuit October 26 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Natalie Williams (St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 12-L-577). The same day, in the same circuit court, Mary Klund filed a lawsuit against Christopher Gentner (St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 12-L-579). Thirdly, Lena Stockard filed a lawsuit October 30 in Madison County Circuit Court against Dustin Jacoby (Madison County Circuit Court case number: 12-L-1767).
In Hausmann’s complaint, Natalie Williams rear-ended her when Hausmann stopped for traffic. Hausmann claims she sustained neck and back injuries, experienced severe pain and suffering and was hindered from attending to her normal duties. Her lawsuit further states that she lost large sums of money and incurred medical costs due to Williams’ negligent driving, which caused the collision. She is seeking more than $50,000 plus court fees and any costs incurred from Williams.
Mary Klund was a passenger in a vehicle that was also rear-ended. According to her complaint, Klund suffered severe pain and mental anguish and endured an impaired ability to work, along with medical costs of $15,000 and lost wages.
And Lena Stockard is also seeking $50,000 after she sustained back and neck injuries along with chest, shoulder and wrist injuries after Jacoby hit the back of her car when she slowed down for a car turning in front of her. According to Stockard’s lawsuit, Jacoby failed to reduce his speed and struck her vehicle.
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