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Belleville attorney is sued over 2017 rear-end crash on Route 15

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By The Madison County Record | Dec 4, 2019

C.J. Baricevic

BELLEVILLE – Lawyer Charles J. Baricevic caused a traffic collision that injured two persons in two vehicles, according to a suit filed in St. Clair County circuit court. 

Plaintiffs Jennifer Peter and Diana Herberts claim they suffered multiple injuries, disability, and loss of normal life. 

Attorney Andrea McNairy of Brown and Crouppen in St. Louis filed the complaint against Baricevic and the Chatham and Baricevic firm on Nov. 15. 

According to the suit, on Dec. 9, 2017, Peter was a passenger in a Chevrolet Silverado that stopped on Illinois Route 15 at Busch Boulevard. 

The suit says that Baricevic operated a 2017 Lincoln Continental in such a way that it failed to slow down and ended up striking the rear of the Silverado. 

The Silverado then struck a vehicle in front of it with Herberts inside. 

Baricevic allegedly breached his duty to Peter and Herberts by operating the vehicle too fast for conditions and by failing to reduce speed, keep a proper lookout, and maneuver the vehicle to avoid the collision. 

McNairy wrote that he operated the vehicle while distracted. 

She wrote that Chatham and Baricevic negligently and carelessly entrusted the subject vehicle to Baricevic. 

She identified Peter and Herberts as Illinois residents. 

Damages in excess of $50,000 for each are sought.

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