Driver sues for injuries alleged in rear-end crash

Carol Ostrow May 14, 2015, 8:37am


A Jefferson County resident brought a lawsuit against a Polk County individual for alleged vehicular negligence in 2014.

Shane Almond of Beaumont filed against Jaime Dominguez, of Livingston, in Jefferson County District Court on May 8, claiming liability in a May 2014 motor vehicle incident.

Almond was driving on Interstate 10 on or about May 30, 2014 near the intersection of Washington Boulevard. The plaintiff alleges that he was rear-ended by the defendant when he slowed for traffic.

Maintaining that the accident was due to negligent conduct in both act and omission, the suit states that Dominguez breached his duty to operate the vehicle safely by failing to control his speed; driving faster than appropriate for the circumstances; and failing to keep a proper lookout.

The complaint also asserts that the defendant failed to maintain a safe distance from the plaintiff’s vehicle, swerve, maneuver or stop the car to avoid impact, observe traffic signals, and drive carefully and attentively.

Citing pain, suffering, and mental anguish, lost wages and earning capacity, impairment and disfigurement, and property damage, the plaintiff seeks between $100,000 and $200,000 in compensation, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney’s fees, expenses, and costs. The plaintiff is represented by attorney Ryan Scott of the Scott Law Firm in Beaumont.

Jefferson County District Court Case D-197091

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