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Motorist sued over January 2016 rear-end collision

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 17, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE — A driver is suing another motorist, alleging negligence caused a January 2016 collision in St. Louis County.

Matthew R. Skibinski filed a complaint on May 5 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Paul C. Garbe, alleging he failed in his duty of ordinary care in the operation of his vehicle.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 14, 2016, he was driving in St. Louis County when the defendant allegedly struck the rear of his vehicle. 

As a result, Skibinski claims he suffered physical injuries and lost earning capacity. 

The plaintiff alleges Garbe failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to properly apply brakes, failed to reduce speed and failed to stop his vehicle in a timely fashion.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in a sum in excess of $50,000, the costs of this action and whatever other remedy this court deems appropriate. 

He is represented by Gregory M. Tobin of Pratt and Tobin PC in East Alton.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-S99

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