Wreck in Groves leads to lawsuit

Kelly Holleran Jun. 2, 2010, 7:23am

A Port Arthur man claims he sustained a permanent and disabling injury after a driver rear-ended him.

Lionel Haley filed a lawsuit May 20 in Jefferson County District Court against Raymond Turman and Mary Jane Arebalos.

Haley claims he sat stopped at a traffic signal at the intersection of Highway 366 and 39th Street in Groves on May 29, 2008, when Arebalos, who drove a vehicle owned by Turman, failed to stop and struck the rear of Haley's vehicle.

Because of the collision, Haley incurred medical costs; experienced physical pain, suffering and physical impairment; lost his earnings and his earning capacity; and endured mental anguish, according to the complaint.

In his complaint, Haley seeks a judgment within the jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus pre-judgment interest at the maximum rate allowed by law, post-judgment interest at the legal rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Jill S. Chatelain of McPherson, Hughes, Bradley, Wimberley, Steele and Chatelain in Port Arthur will be representing him.

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

Jefferson County District Court case number: E186-913.

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