EAST ST. LOUIS – A workers' compensation plan is suing to receive reimbursement from a driver who allegedly caused an automobile accident.
Minnesota Workers Compensation Assigned Risk Plan, administered by SFM Risk Solutions, filed the suit May 11 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois East St. Louis Division against Laura Willis.
On May 13, 2014, the defendant was involved in an automobile accident for which she was held liable, the suit alleges. The complaint says Wills caused a collision between herself and another driver who was working at the time. The plaintiff alleges it paid the working driver's workers' compensation claim, and has now filed this suit to recoup payment from the defendant.
The plaintiff paid the injured party nearly $129,000 for his injuries, lost work and other damages, the suit says.
The plaintiff seeks a judgment from the court in its favor for its damages and other relief the court deems just and proper. It is represented by Stephanie Jones of Gordon & Rees LLP in Chicago.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois East St. Louis Division Case number 16-cv-520