Reed Armstrong Obtains Summary Judgment for Driver

Bridges v. Kries & Jaraysa, 15-AR-296, St. Clair County, IL

Plaintiff Bridges filed suit against defendants David Kries and Fidaa Jaraysa for personal injuries following a three-car rear-end collision. Defendant Kries was the lead/first vehicle; Plaintiff Bridges was the middle vehicle; and Defendant Jaraysa was the rear vehicle. On Kries behalf, Reed Armstrong Associate Joshua Severit moved for summary judgment. He was at a complete stop for 15-30 seconds before the Plaintiff struck the rear of the his vehicle. Plaintiff himself testified he did not believe defendant Kries in any way caused or contributed to the accident. The Court found as a matter of law Kries was not negligent.