Six plaintiffs sue local man over wreck in Houston

Kelly Holleran May 6, 2010, 3:14am

Six Harris County residents claim they sustained physical pain after being rear-ended by a Beaumont resident.

Ana Julia Parada, individually and as next friend of minor Eduardo Parada, Jose Antonio Parada, Carlos Moreno-Rangel, Celestino Moreno-Rangel and Maria Adriana Lara as next friend of minor Joel Angel de Hoyos filed a lawsuit April 20 in Jefferson County District Court against Juan Jose Guerra.

The plaintiffs claim Ana Julia Parada drove a 2001 grey Toyota Tundra east in the 17600 block of Interstate Highway 10 in Houston on June 19 when defendant Guerra, who drove a 1999 dark green Honda Accord in the same direction, failed to control his speed and crashed into the rear of the Tundra. The remaining plaintiffs rode as passengers in the vehicle she drove at the time of the collision.

In addition to their physical pain, the plaintiffs suffered mental anguish, physical impairment and physical disfigurement; lost wages; lost their earning capacity; and incurred property damages, according to the complaint.

They blame Guerra for causing the collision, saying he failed to timely apply his brakes, failed to maintain a proper lookout, failed to turn his vehicle to avoid a collision, drove too fast, failed to take proper evasive action, followed their vehicle too closely and failed to control his speed.

In their complaint, the plaintiffs seek actual damages, pre- and post-judgment interest at the highest legal rate possible, costs and other relief to which they may be entitled.

Michelle Blum and Dominique Bartholot of Blum Law Firm in Houston will be representing them.

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

Jefferson County District Court case number: E186-636.

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