A couple from the town of Millstadt, Illinois is claiming over $100,000 in damages for injuries they sustained in an
Edward and Ruth Haas claim they were driving on Illinois Route 158 when another driver collided with their car. The Haases are claiming that the driver, Nathan L. Pelate, was negligent for failing to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic, failing to keep a proper lookout, and failing to stop to avoid an accident. The couple is also claiming that Pelate improperly used the westbound lanes, and operated his vehicle in an improper and careless manner.
According to the complaint filed in St. Clair County Court, the Haases sustained "permanent, severe, painful, and debilitating injuries, and have suffered grievous pain and mental anguish." The couple is also claiming that they have become "sick, sore, lame, disordered, and disabled" as the result of the accident. They are also claiming damages for their mounting medical bills.
According to Illinois personal injury law,
car accident victims are entitled to collect damages if they can prove the accident was caused by another person's negligence or recklessness.
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