Auto wreck in 2009 subject of lawsuit

Kelly Holleran Jan. 13, 2011, 6:35am

A Beaumont woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims failed to stop at a stop sign, colliding with her.

Brenda Williams claims she was driving on Garner Street, attempting to turn onto Concord, on Jan. 15, 2009, when defendant Dora Richard failed to yield the right-of-way at a stop sign and slammed into her vehicle.

Because of the accident, Williams suffered headaches and neck, back and shoulder injuries and incurred medical costs, according to the complaint filed Dec. 21 in Jefferson County District Court.

In addition, she lost earnings and her earning capacity; experienced physical impairment, physical pain and mental anguish; and incurred property damages, the suit states.

Richard negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to timely apply her brakes and failed to proceed through an intersection only when it was safe to do so, the complaint says.

In her complaint, Williams is seeking an unspecified judgment, plus pre-judgment interest, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Jonathan C. Juhan of Beaumont will be representing her.

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

Case No. E189-004

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