Troy rear-end accident suit goes to trial Monday

By Amelia Flood | Jun 12, 2009

A negligence suit brought over injuries sustained in a 2007 rear-end accident in Troy is set for trial Monday. The plaintiff is asking for $50,000 and costs.

The case will begin at 9 a.m. according to the court docket.
Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth will preside.

Plaintiff Melvin Moore alleges Jennifer Stephens failed to take proper care, sound a warning and otherwise avoid rear-ending his Dodge Dakota in June 2007.

Moore and Stephens were both driving west on Edwardsville Road in Troy when the accident occurred.

Moore claims he was severely injured in the collision. His suit contends that the injuries caused him to incur medical expenses, impacted his enjoyment of a normal life and will cause him future disfigurement.

Stephens denies Moore's charges, according to her answer to his complaint.

Moore is represented by John Geismann of Highland. Stephens is represented by Michael Tackett.

The suit was filed in 2008. It was originally assigned to now-retired Madison County Circuit Judge Nicholas Byron.

The case is Madison case number 08-L-023.

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