Heart Attack Causes Auto Accident in Belleville, IL

Heart Attack Causes Auto Accident in Belleville, IL

A woman in Belleville, Illinois recently filed a personal injury lawsuit against the estate of a diseased man. Lindsey Swearingen claims she sustained serious injuries to her leg, ankle hands and neck in an auto accident caused by George Robbins III, who suffered a heart attack while driving and collided into her car.  

Injured Woman Blames Defendant’s Negligence 

Swearingen filed the personal injury lawsuit Nov. 7 in Madison St. Clair County Circuit Court, blaming her injuries on Robbins’ negligence. The lawsuit state Robbins: 

  • Drove recklessly, causing the collision
  • Failed to keep his vehicle under control
  • Failed to apply the brakes  

Plaintiff Seeks Financial Compensation for Damages 

Swearingen is suing his estate for financial compensation exceeding $50,000. She seeks compensation to cover: 

  • Medical bills
  • Mental anguish
  • Lost wages
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Disability caused by her injuries 

Personal Injury Lawsuits 

A personal injury refers to harm caused by the negligence, recklessness or intentional harm of another person or entity. In most cases, if negligence can be proven, the person suffering the personal injury will be eligible to recover financial compensation to cover medical bills, the cost of long-term treatment programs, lost wages, and emotional pain and suffering through filing a personal injury lawsuit. 

Auto Accidents and Personal Injury 

Car accidents are one of the leading caused of personal injuries in the U.S. There are several factors that cause auto accidents, however some of the most common factors include: 

  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Bad weather conditions such as rain or snow
  • Bad road conditions
  • Reckless driving, speeding  

(Source: Madison St. Clair Record) 

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