Woman claims pain and suffering after I-10 wreck

Kelly Holleran Nov. 8, 2010, 5:42am

A Beaumont woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims drove negligently, causing a collision.

Winsome Alexander claims she was driving on Interstate 10 in Beaumont on March 20 when defendant Terreca Thomas, who was driving a vehicle owned by defendant Mary C. Smith, struck her vehicle.

Because of the collision, Alexander suffered injuries to her hand, chest, face, neck, ear, right shoulder, right wrist and upper- and mid-back, according to the complaint filed Oct. 29 in Jefferson County District Court.

In addition, she suffered severe pain and discomfort; incurred medical costs; experienced mental anguish, physical pain, suffering and disability; and lost her enjoyment of life, the suit states.

Thomas negligently failed to maintain control of the vehicle, failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to timely apply her brakes, drove negligently and inattentively and followed Alexander's vehicle too closely, the complaint says.

Alexander also names Smith as a defendant because she negligently entrustred her vehicle to Thomas.

In her complaint, Alexander is seeking a judgment in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus costs, pre- and post-judgment interest and other relief the court deems just.

James E. Payne and Jennifer Job Seale of Provost and Umphrey Law Firm in Beaumont will be representing her.

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

Jefferson County District Court case number: E188-710

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