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Motorist alleges drunk driver caused accident that led to permanent injuries

By Molly English-Bowers | Jan 27, 2016


EDWARDSVILLE – A Madison County woman is suing another Madison County motorist, alleging her injuries in an automobile collision were caused by the defendant being intoxicated.

Tiara A. Norman filed a lawsuit Jan. 21 in Madison County Circuit Court against Kevin M. Buel, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, on Oct. 2, 2014, Norman was driving on Airport Road in Madison County and, at the same time, Buel was driving on the same road and in the same westerly direction. The suit says Buel ultimately drove into the back of the plaintiff's vehicle, causing her severe injuries.

The lawsuit states the defendant was negligent in driving while under the influence of alcohol, speeding, failing to keep his vehicle under proper control, failing to reduce to speed to avoid a collision and failing to keep a safe distances so as to avoid a collision.

The plaintiff says she suffered severe and permanent injuries both internally and externally, will experience pain as a result of those injuries, will continue to spend money on medical care, and will experience lost wages and damage to her future earning capacity.

Norman seeks at least $50,000, plus court costs. She is represented by attorney Steven Giacoletto of Giacoletto Law Firm in Collinsville.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-84

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