Passenger sues motor vehicle driver for negligence

By Lhalie Castillo | Feb 16, 2018

ST. LOUIS — A passenger is suing a motorist, alleging negligence.

Tina A. Schweinel filed a complaint on Feb. 5 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Natasha Kratohvil alleging that she failed to maintain her motor vehicle under proper control.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Feb. 8, 2017, she was a passenger in a motor vehicle driven by the defendant traveling northbound on South Broadway when the defendant attempted to execute a U-turn and was struck by another vehicle. Schweinel allegedly sustained severe and permanent injuries to her head, face and eyes resulting in traumatic glaucoma, irreversible blindness of the left eye and cranial nerve damage. She was caused to suffer medical expenses of approximately $200,000 and loss of income of of approximately $300,000. 

The plaintiff holds Kratohvil responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to maintain careful lookout and carelessly attempted to make a U-turn when it was unsafe to do so.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury; and seeks damages of more than $25,000, plus costs of this action and all further relief as the court deems appropriate. She is represented by Stephen M. Glassman of The Glassman Law Firm PC in Clayton.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1822-CC00245

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