A St. Clair County jury awarded a motorist $5,500 in a car accident suit.
The jury returned the verdict in favor of plaintiff Arthur Lange on Jan. 25 in Circuit Judge Andrew Gleeson's courtroom.
The jury awarded Lange $500 for pain and suffering and $5,000 for past medical expenses.
In his complaint, Lange alleged defendant Chris Bednara negligently caused a collision, resulting in injuries.
Bednara admits that he was negligent and that Lange was injured, but he denies that the plaintiff was injured to the extent he claims.
Lange was represented in the case by John Wilbers of The Wilbers Law Firm LLC in Clayton, Mo.
Bednara was represented in the case by Roger Wilson of St. Louis.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 14-L-159