A Fairview Heights woman says she may have suffered from a concussion during a collision at an intersection.
Mary and Bobby Williams filed a lawsuit March 28 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Taren Schau.
In their complaint, the Williams allege Mary Williams was driving west on O’Fallon Troy Road in a 2004 Honda Civic on March 30, 2012, when Schau, who was driving on North Seven Hills Road in a 2004 Mazda, failed to stop at a stop sign. Schau pulled out directly in front of Mary Williams’s vehicle, causing her vehicle to collide with Schau’s, according to the complaint.
Because of the collision, the airbags in Mary Williams’s vehicle deployed, the suit states.
Due to the collision, Mary Williams suffered post concussion syndrome, biofrontal headaches and neck pain, whiplash, insomnia and chest pain, the suit states. She also suffered head, neck and back injuries, endured pain and was prevented from working for an extended period of time, the complaint says. Bobby Williams claims he lost his wife’s support, companionship and services.
The Williamses blame Schau for causing the collision, saying she negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, drove too fast, failed to swerve or sound a warning to avoid a collision, failed to use the last clear chance to avoid the collision and failed to use reasonable precautions.
The Williams seek a judgment of more than $100,000, plus costs and other relief the court deems just. They are being represented by Jay L. Kanzier Jr. and Coren N. Brown of Witzel, Kanzler, Dimmit and Kanzler in St. Louis.St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 14-L-245.