Carol Ostrow Jun. 12, 2015, 7:38am


An Orange County resident filed suit against a Jefferson County man, alleging vehicular negligence in a 2015 car crash that affected up to five vehicles.

Through the Provost Umphrey Law Firm, Julie Ann Michelle Parker filed a complaint against Damien Castle in Jefferson County District Court on June 3, claiming liability in a May collision on a Beaumont highway.

According to the suit, Parker was driving a 2014 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck eastbound on Highway 69 near the intersection of East Cardinal Drive on May 4. Parker was following a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pickup driven by Kevin Hollingsworth. In front of that vehicle were a 1996 Toyota Celica CT and a 2014 Mack truck. Castle was operating a 2008 Nissan Titan pickup behind Parker.

When traffic slowed down for an accident ahead, the suit states, Parker navigated her vehicle to the left shoulder. Just as she was about to come to a stop, Castle’s Titan truck allegedly struck her vehicle in the rear, causing her truck to lurch forward into Hollingsworth’s Silverado. The complaint states that Castle then struck the plaintiff’s vehicle a second time.

Parker alleges pain, anguish, impairment and discomfort; lost wages and earning capacity, and medical expenses. She claims property damage to her vehicle and requests damages for the reasonable cost of repairs, loss of use, and diminished market value of her truck.

The plaintiff seeks between $100,000 and $200,000 in compensation; pre- and post-judgment interest; attorney’s fees; expenses, and costs.

She is represented by Larry Hunter of Provost*Umphrey Law Firm in Beaumont.

Jefferson County District Court Case A-197197

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