Suit claims driver disregarded signal

Kelly Holleran May 24, 2010, 9:34am

A Beaumont man has filed suit against the driver he claims disregarded a traffic signal and struck his vehicle.

Howard Broussard claims he was driving in an unspecified location on Oct. 12 when defendant Gloria Sanchez struck his vehicle.

Because of the collision, Broussard suffered severe physical impairment; endured extreme physical and mental pain, suffering, anguish and a deterioration of his physical and mental condition; incurred medical costs; and suffered an impaired ability to earn income, according to the complaint filed May 12 in Jefferson County District Court.

Sanchez negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to turn her vehicle to avoid a collision, failed to control her speed, failed to apply her brakes, failed to heed warnings and traffic control devices and failed to timely apply her brakes, the suit states.

In his complaint, Broussard is seeking a judgment within the jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus pre-judgment interest at the highest legal rate, post-judgment interest at the highest legal rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

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

The case has been assigned to Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court.

Jefferson County District Court case number: D186-838.

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