Eight civil lawsuits filed in St. Clair County Circuit Court between July 29 and Aug. 4, related to auto accidents:
Parris claims she suffered injuries to her neck, back, head, trunk and spinal column. She claims she has so far incurred medical expenses in the amount of $7,318.78. She is seeking in excess of $50,000 in damages.
Parris is represented by Stuart Cofman of Cofman & Townsley in St. Louis.
Brown is seeking in excess of $50,000 in damages for injuries to his neck, back and trunk. He, too, is represented by Cofman.
According to the complaint filed July 30, Michael Adams was driving on Douglas Avenue when Mongiovi struck his vehicle. The Adamses claim Mongiovi failed to keep a proper lookout and drove at an excessive rate of speed, among other things.
Michael Adams claims he sustained numerous injuries to the tissues and muscles of his back. He also claims he was bruised and contused.
Deborah Adams claims loss of consortium. They seek in excess of $100,000 in damages. They are represented by Chris Kolker of Belleville.
Hayes is seeking in excess of $150,000 in damages for injuries he and his children sustained in an accident that occurred June 30, 2006. Hayes alleges Horton struck him on his driver's side, and as a result he suffered severe and permanent injuries.
Hayes is represented by Jason R. Caraway of the Kirkpatrick Law Offices in Belleville.
Gillespie's suit, filed July 30, claims Aaron drove too fast for conditions, failed to sound his horn and failed to reduce his speed to avoid an accident. She claims serious and permanent injuries, lost wages and loss of the use of her 2004 Chevrolet Malibu.
Gillespie seeks in excess of $50,000 in damages. She is represented by Thomas J. Lech of the Law Offices of H. Carl Runge, Jr.
Franklin's suit filed Aug. 4 claims he was operating a police vehicle eastbound on Broadway with his lights and sirens activated when Cook, who was also eastbound on Broadway according to the complaint, struck the side of his vehicle.
Among other things, Franklin claims Cook failed to properly yield to a police officer responding to an emergency call. He also claims she failed to properly display a turn signal.
Franklin claims injuries to his neck, shoulder and low back. He is seeking in excess of $50,000 in damages.
Franklin is represented by Thomas C. Rich and Jennifer L. Barbieri of Fairview Heights.
Dille, who was operating a 1997 Hyundai vehicle westbound on Highway 50, claims the operator of the Kia, Leslie Eilerbrock, who was eastbound on the same roadway, failed to obey a traffic signal.
Dille claims his vehicle was struck by the Kia, causing him extensive injuries to his head, neck, hands, knee and back.
His suit seeks $50,000 in damages from Eilerbrock and from the Kia's owners, Jardon and Charity Castaneda who "entrusted their vehicle to defendant Leslie Eilerbrock, who, due to her inexperience collided with the plaintiff's vehicle causing serious injuries to the plaintiff…," the complaint states.
Dille is represented by Rodney D. Caffey of the Lakin Law firm in Wood River.
According to Bridges' complaint filed July 31, Silva and Friederich failed to keep proper lookouts as Bridges was stopped in traffic traveling southbound on West Boulevard near the intersection of Woods Way.
Bridges is seeking in excess of $100,000 in damages for injuries. She is represented by B. Jay Dowling of Sterling and Dowling in Fairview Heights.