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Motorcyclist seeks damages after accident in Fairview Heights

By Michael Abella | Dec 5, 2016

BELLEVILLE – A motorcyclist alleges a distracted driver rear-ended him, cauing at least $50,000 in damages.

Donald J. Arban filed a complaint on Nov. 1 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Ashley L. Taylor alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 14, 2014, he was operating his motorcycle in the city of Fairview Heights when defendant caused her vehicle to run into the rear of his motorcycle. The plaintiff claims he was injured, resulting in disability, disfigurement, great pain, mental anguish, loss of earnings and medical expenses. The plaintiff holds Taylor responsible because the defendant allegedly negligently drove her vehicle while distracted, failed to keep careful lookout and failed to reduce speed or stop her vehicle to avoid collision.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation of more than $50,000, plus costs for this action and all other appropriate relief. He is represented by Gregory M. Tobin of Pratt & Tobin PC in East Alton.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-580

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