Pregnant passenger sues Schneider Carriers, truck driver over collision

By Molly English-Bowers | Dec 16, 2015

A Cairo woman is suing a national trucking company and a driver, alleging negligence over injuries she sustained in an accident while pregnant.

Trisha Maupin filed the lawsuit on Nov. 25 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Johnathon Michael Bevil, as agent and employee, and Schneider National Carriers, for which Bevil was driving a vehicle at the time.

According to the complaint, on Dec. 3, 2013, Bevil was driving north on Interstate Highway 57 when he allegedly hit the car in which the plaintiff was a passenger in the back seat. The suit says Bevil was negligent for driving too fast and for failing to keep control of the vehicle.

The plaintiff, who was pregnant at the time of the accident, alleges her back was injured. The suit says she has been hindered from attending to her usual duties, will become liable for medical expenses and will lose income.

Maupin seeks at least $50,000 from each defendant, plus court costs and attorney fees. She is represented by attorney Bob L. Perica of The Perica Law Firm PC in Wood River.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 15-L-678.

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