Carol Ostrow Feb. 20, 2015, 2:29pm


A Galveston County resident sued the Texas Department of Transportation for alleged negligence.

Robert Monych filed a lawsuit Feb. 5 the Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas against the state Department of Transportation.

According to the complaint, Monych was sitting in his car aboard a ferry vessel owned and operated by the defendant between Galveston and Port Bolivar on Feb. 9, 2013, when the ferry caused him bodily injury when it collided with a pylon.

The operator and/or crew failed to control the boat’s speed and operate it safely to avoid the collision, the suit states, leading to Monych's injuries that arose from defective motor-driven equipment. Monych alleges he suffered impairment and loss of earning capacity.

Monych requests a citation on the defendant and seeks $100,000 in damages, medical expenses, attorney fees, expenses and costs. He is represented by attorneys Ryan Grant and Jesus Davila of the Grant Law Firm in Houston.

Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number: 15-CV-0111

 

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