Passenger denies liability in suit alleging injuries after tires fell off bus

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 14, 2018

A woman denies that she contributed to her own injuries in her suit against a Wood River car dealership alleging she was injured as a passenger when tires fell off of a bus

Denise Montgomery filed her complaint May 8 against Jack Schmitt Chevrolet of Wood River Inc.

In her complaint, Montgomery claims she was a passenger in a bus maintained by the defendant on June 12, 2016, when the vehicle’s rear tires fell off on Edison Avenue in Granite City.

The plaintiff claims she suffered serious and permanent injuries to her head, back, neck and shoulders. She also claims she incurred medical expenses.

Montgomery alleges the defendant failed to perform repair work in a good and workmanlike manner.

In its answer to the complaint, Jack Schmitt Chevrolet argues that the acts or omissions of third parties caused or contributed to the alleged damages.

The defendant further argues that the plaintiff caused or contributed to her own injuries.

Montgomery replied to the defendants’ affirmative defenses on Aug. 27 through attorney Thomas Wilmowski Jr. of Schultz & Myers LLC in St. Louis. She denied liability.

Jack Schmitt Chevrolet is represented by Paul Rausehenbach of the Law Office of Craig A. Hansen in St. Louis.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 18-L-618

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