Final judgment reached between Glass Doctor and motorist

David Yates Feb. 7, 2011, 9:28am

A final judgment was recently reached in a suit filed by Buford Taylor, who sued Glass Doctor after landing in a ditch while trying to avoid being hit by one of the company's vehicles.

As previously reported, Taylor filed his suit July 23, 2009, in Jefferson County District Court.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, singed the final judgment Dec. 30, ordering that Taylor take nothing from Glass Doctor and its employee.

In his suit, Taylor claims he was driving north on U.S. Highway 69 in Port Arthur on Aug. 9, 2007. At the same time, Robert Edward Farris, the Glass Doctor employee, was driving south on the highway and attempted to make a U-turn.

"In making the U-turn, Defendant Robert Edward Farris crossed into the outside lane on Highway 69, causing the Plaintiff to take evasive action, leaving the road, becoming airborne, and landing in a ditch," the suit states.

Both parties proposed the final judgment on Dec. 27.

Taylor was seeking to recover $200,000 in lost wages and $50,000 in medical expenses.

Frank A. Adams of the Law Offices of Adams and Adams in Beaumont represented him.

Attorney David Oubre represented Glass Doctor and Farris.

Case No. A184-544

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