Molly English-Bowers Dec. 4, 2015, 1:01pm


A Madison County woman and her minor daughter are suing a motorist, alleging negligence after their car was struck by the defendant's vehicle.

Deborah Travis, individually and on behalf of her minor daughter Samantha Travis, filed a lawsuit on Oct. 1 in Madison County Circuit Court against Michelle Elam of Madison County.

According to the complaint, on Oct. 3, 2013, Travis and her daughter were traveling in a vehicle along Mockingbird Road at its intersection with Elam's driveway in Madison County. As Elam was backing out of her driveway, the suit says, she struck the side of the plaintiffs' vehicle, causing bodily harm to Deborah and Samantha Travis. 

The lawsuit says both were injured in the head, neck, back and right hip, and continue to suffer physical pain and mental anguish. They have spent money on medical care and expect to do so in the future, the suit states. Deborah Travis has lost wages and both have a diminished quality of life, the complaint says.

Deborah and Samantha Travis seek at least $50,000, plus court costs and attorney fees. They are represented by attorney Devin A. Sauer of Shapiro, Sauer in Clayton, Mo.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 15-L-1262.

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