Woman claims extensive injuries from highway job

By Steve Gonzalez | Dec 6, 2005

United Rentals

Carlotta Mossotti-Myers filed suit in Madison County Circuit Court Dec. 2 seeking at least $50,000 from United Rentals for injuries she allegedly sustained on May 5.

Mossotti-Myers claims she was picking up large construction signs that weighed up to 40 pounds and placing them in a traffic truck owned by United. She was riding in the back of truck.

According to Mossotti-Myers, the driver of the truck failed to keep the vehicle under proper control and failed to reduce his speed when he allegedly drove up and over a curb causing all of the construction signs to fall on her, pinning her in the truck.

"Mossotti-Myers suffered personal injuries on or about her body, both internally and externally, some of which may be permanent, including, but not limited to her neck, back, both hands and thumbs and other areas of the body," the complaint states.

She also claims she suffered great pain and mental anguish, a disability, loss of a normal life and has become obligated to pay large medical expenses.

Mossotti-Myers is represented by Michael Glisson of Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson of Alton.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Don Weber.

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