Rex Carr sued for allegedly causing rear-end collision

Steve Gonzalez Nov. 3, 2005, 9:50am

Rex Carr

Trial lawyer icon Rex Carr of East St. Louis, accustomed to filing complaints against wrong-doers, stands accused of doing wrong in an auto accident lawsuit filed Nov. 3 in Madison County Circuit Court.

Jason Shafer claims he was rear-ended by Carr's 2002 BMW on May 21, 2004, while he was stopped at the intersection of St. Louis and Vandalia Streets in Edwardsville.

Shafer was driving a 1994 Chevrolet. He is seeking at least $50,000 in damages.

According to the suit, Carr was negligent for failing to keep a proper lookout, failing to reduce his speed to avoid a collision and traveling too fast for conditions.

Shafer claims he sustained injuries to his neck and right shoulder, incurred medical expenses for care and treatment and will incur additional medical expenses in the future, experienced pain and suffering and his quality of life has been diminished.

Shafer is represented by John Leskera of Collinsville.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Don Weber.

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