Women claim multiple body pains from collision

Kelly Holleran Mar. 2, 2010, 12:27pm

Two women claim they suffered pain to multiple parts of their bodies after a driver rear-ended them.

Gloria and Brittany Howard filed a lawsuit Feb. 22 in Jefferson County District Court against Nichelle Pinkney.

The Howards claim Gloria Howard drove east on Folsom Drive when Pinkney, who also drove east on the same road, failed to control her speed and crashed into the vehicle Gloria Howard drove and Brittany Howard rode in.

"Due to the Defendant's negligence and the severe impact of the vehicles, serious property damage and personal injury resulted," the suit states.

As a result of the collision, Gloria Howard suffered back, neck and body pain while Brittany Howard sustained neck, back, ankle and body pain and incurred headaches, the complaint says. Both women claim they incurred medical expenses and suffered physical pain and mental anguish.

They blame Pinkney for causing the accident, saying she negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to timely apply her brakes, failed to avoid the collision, failed to control her speed and failed to drive the way a prudent person would have under the same circumstances.

The Howards seek a judgment in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limit of Jefferson County District Court, actual damages and special and general relief, plus costs and pre- and post-judgment interest at the highest legal rate.

David J. LaRue of Loncar and Associates in Beaumont will be representing them.

The case has been assigned to Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court.

Jefferson County District Court case number: E186-087.

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