Passenger seeks $300K after collision

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Jan. 7, 2011, 3:00am

GALVESTON � Jeff Talbott of Alvin insists he was injured on impact while riding in a vehicle along a Santa Fe intersection and is suing for $300,000, recent court documents say.

Talbott claims that on Aug. 28, 2009, Daphne Lucinda Taylor of Santa Fe struck the rear of his vehicle at the intersection of Highway 6 and FM 1764, a lawsuit filed Dec. 30 in Galveston County District Court says.

The original petition shows the collision was moderate, adding that some damage was inflicted to the vehicle carrying Talbott.

"The plaintiff's injuries are moderately severe and debilitating," the suit says.

Specifically, the plaintiff suffered injuries to his head, neck, lower back and other parts of his body.

Taylor is blamed for not controlling her speed, not yielding to traffic and not properly maintaining a lookout.

Farmers Texas County Mutual Insurance Co., the insurer of the vehicle in which Talbott rode, is also named a defendant in the case. The suit states that it will be responsible for any judgment rendered in Talbott's favor since Taylor is reportedly uninsured.

The Pinkerton Law Firm PLLC is representing the plaintiff.

The case has been assigned to Galveston County 405th District Court Judge Wayne Mallia.

Case No. 10-cv-4434

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