Passenger litigates for injuries attributed to collision

Carol Ostrow May 14, 2015, 9:22am


A Beaumont resident brought a lawsuit against a woman for alleged vehicular negligence in 2013.

Juana Rodriguez Hernandez filed suit against Lauren Wynne Pineda of Beaumont in Jefferson County District Court May 5, claiming damages in a June 2013 motor vehicle incident.

The suit alleges that Pineda failed to control her speed when driving her car down the 2700 block of Calder Street in Beaumont on or about June 22, 2013 and purportedly struck the rear of Alejandro Hernandez’s vehicle. The plaintiff was a passenger in Hernandez’s car at the time.

According to court documents, the defendant breached her duty to operate her vehicle in a safe manner and her actions allegedly caused the plaintiff’s injuries.

The complaint cites the defendant with failure to keep a proper lookout, pay attention, apply her brakes in a timely fashion, control her speed, and other unspecified acts of negligence to be itemized at the time of trial.

Citing past and future pain and suffering, lost wages, mental anguish, medical expenses, physical disability and disfigurement, the plaintiff seeks compensation for general and special damages, interest, attorney’s fees, expenses and costs.

The plaintiff is represented by Edward Fisher of Provost & Umphrey Law Firm in Beaumont.

Jefferson County District Court Case A-197078

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