An Ohio-resident has been sued by two women after he was allegedly responsible for causing them “personal injury, pain, suffering, emotional anguish and loss of enjoyment of life” following an October car accident. The personal injury complaint was filed after 35-year-old Anthony Longo was reportedly driving drunk in Mentor and rear-ended the car thatthe plaintiffs were in.
Law enforcement officials revealed that the defendant, who was also arrested for aggravated vehicular assault, vehicle assault, drunk driving and operating a car without a driver’s license, was in a 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt at the time of the incident. While on Route 2, he purportedly slammed into the back of a 1998 Plymouth Neon. The Neon then traveled into the opposite lane of traffic, hit the barrier and rolled over in the middle of the highway. The women inside, 22-year-old Chanei Cable and 23-year-old Shanice Scott, were able to safely get out of the car. After the females escaped, authorities reported that a semi-truck collided into the Neon.
Mentor Fire Department personnel arrived on the scene and transported Cable and Scott to a nearby medical center where doctors determined that their injuries were not life threatening.
A woman named Katie Hirko is also being sued. She was the owner of the Chevrolet and the plaintiffs alleged that she acted negligently when she permitted Longo to drive it.
Cable and Scott are seeking between $100,000 and $150,000 in compensatory damages as well as $75,000 each in punitive damages.
If you live in Missouri and have been injured because of someone else’s negligence, then consider scheduling a consultation with injury lawyers at The Meyers Law Firm. These experienced and locally based professionals can assess your claim, try your case in court and help you recover damages you may be entitled to.