EDWARDSVILLE – A motorist is suing another driver, alleging negligence over injuries she says she sustained in an Edwardsville vehicle accident.
Malinda Fulmer filed the lawsuit Feb. 16 in Madison County Circuit Court against Deborah Marshall, alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, on Feb. 18, 2014, Fulmer was driving northbound on Buchanan Street near its intersection with Wolf Street in Edwardsville. She claims Marshall was driving behind her at the same time. The plaintiff claims she slowed down when another vehicle was turning in front of her, but the defendant allegedly drove into the rear of Fulmer's car.
The lawsuit states Marshall negligently drove too fast, failed to reduce speed to avoid an accident, followed too closely, failed to keep a proper lookout and drove under the influence of alcohol.
As a result, the complaint says, the plaintiff has continual medical expenses, past and future disability, past and future pain and suffering and past and future loss of a normal life.
The suit says the plaintiff also seeks punitive damages because the defendant was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision.
Fulmer seeks more than $50,000, plus court costs. She is represented by attorney Tad Armstrong of Armstrong Law Offices in Edwardsville.
Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-210