Beaumont woman sues over rear-end collision

Kelly Holleran Mar. 17, 2010, 9:12am

A Beaumont woman has filed suit against the driver she says rear-ended her.

Rachel Griggs claims she was driving in Jefferson County on March 5, 2008, when defendant Kodi Marie Radford struck her from behind.

Because of the collision, Griggs suffered severe physical impairment, disfigurement, physical and mental pain, suffering, anguish and a deterioration of her physical and mental conditions, according to the complaint filed March 5 in Jefferson County District Court. She also suffered an impaired ability to earn income, the complaint says.

Radford negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to turn her vehicle to avoid a collision, failed to heed warnings, failed to proceed only when she could safely do so, failed to control the speed of her vehicle, failed to apply her brakes to avoid the collision and failed to yield the right-of-way, the suit states.

Griggs is seeking an unspecified judgment, plus pre- and post-judgment interest, costs and other relief to which she may be entitled.

Brian D. Sutton, Joseph N. Jannise, Stephanie H. Harris and Matthew J. Riley of Sutton and Jacobs in Beaumont will be representing her.

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

Jefferson County District Court case number: E186-191.

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