2009 crash spawns lawsuitMan sues woman for allegedly pulling out in front of him.
By: Chris Mueller, The Daily Republic
An area man allegedly injured as a result of a 2009 traffic crash in Mitchell now claims he is owed medical expenses and damages from the other driver for pain and suffering.
Rollin Scott Woodruff and his attorney E. Steeves Smith, of the Mitchell-based law firm Tinan, Smith and Bucher, filed a lawsuit June 21 against Renae Katherine Gades. Woodruff and Gades are both residents of Davison County, court documents say.
The suit stems from a June 14, 2009, traffic crash that occurred in the 1300 block of West Havens Avenue.
The complaint states Gades drove her vehicle north out of the County Fair Food Store parking lot onto West Havens and began to turn west in front of Woodruff’s eastbound vehicle, and the two collided.
Woodruff’s vehicle crashed into the driver’s side doors and running board of Gades’ vehicle, the complaint adds.
“(Gades) negligently drove her vehicle directly in front of (Woodruff’s) vehicle without giving him sufficient time to stop,” the complaint alleges.
As a result of the crash, Woodruff claims to have experienced pain in his neck, back and right shoulder, and to have been burdened with medical expenses as a result of those injuries. Woodruff “will continue to incur medical expenses as well as continue to have pain and suffering as a result of the accident for the foreseeable future,” the complaint says.
Woodruff is asking for compensation to cover all past and future medical bills related to the incident, in addition to damages for pain and suffering, and for permanent injuries he suffered in the crash.