Carol Ostrow Jun. 15, 2015, 11:34am


A major insurance firm filed suit on behalf of several of its insured individuals against a Caldwell County resident, claiming liability and vehicular negligence in a 2013 trafffic incident.

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, as subrogee of Donald Adams, Nina Collins, Allana McGowan and Bryleigh McGowan filed a complaint against Christy Shantel Evans of Lockhart, Texas, in Jefferson County District Court on June 2, claiming liability in a June 2013 accident.

According to the filing, Evans drove unsafely and negligently when she caused a collision with the plaintiff’s insured’s vehicle on or about June 4, 2013. State Farm states that it paid the insured a sum of $211,107.33 for property and/or personal injury damages in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits of the court.

Upon payment to its insured parties, State Farm assumed its right of recovery against the defendant for the total amount paid.

The complaint requests admissions and disclosure to the defendant pursuant to Texas rules of civil procedure. The plaintiff seeks up to $100,000 in compensation for damages, pre- and post-judgment interest; attorney’s fees; expenses, and costs. 

State Farm is represented by Stephen Garner and Meredith Spencer of the Garner Law Firm in Houston.

Jefferson County District Court Case B-197195

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