A man claims he lost out on the opportunity to collect damages from a rear-end collision after his former attorney named the wrong party as defendant in a lawsuit.
Gene Schmidt filed a lawsuit Feb. 14 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Andrew G. Toennies and Lashly and Baer.
In his complaint, Schmidt alleges he was involved in a rear-end collision on Jan. 23, 2007. Following the accident, he hired Toennies of Lashly and Baer to represent him, according to the complaint.
However, Toennies allegedly named the wrong defendant when he filed the lawsuit, the current suit states. As a result, the statute of limitations expired, and Schmidt can no longer collect damages from the collision, the complaint says.
Schmidt claims he could have retrieved more than $75,000 in damages because of the torso, neck, back and brain injuries he received in the collision.
In his complaint, Schmidt seeks a judgment of more than $75,000, plus costs.
Bruce N. Cook of Cook, Ysursa, Bartholomew, Brauer and Shevlin in Belleville will be representing him.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 13-L-85.
- Parents blame driver for injuries daughter suffered in accident
- Five auto passengers seek damages from motorist who allegedly drove into their vehicle
- Wigginton plans to step down next month, will move into private practice in St. Louis
- Couple blames motorist for causing head-on vehicle collision
- Motorist blames another driver for chain-reaction accident
- Majority of Illinois Independents in favor of government spending cuts, poll says
- Next round begins in lawyers' battle for billions; Tillery team seeks to restore Price, disqualify Karmeier
- General Motors says ignition switch lawsuits are misjoined; Seeks to transfer to Cook County
- IDC supports Prairie Farms in seeking to reverse revived '06 case; Argument centers on plaintiffs' failure to meet deadlines
- Candidate for Recorder says party bosses have attempted to intimidate her from running