Trucking company named in vehicle collision lawsuit

Kelly Holleran Feb. 22, 2011, 6:46am

A woman has filed suit against the driver she claims struck her vehicle as he attempted to make a turn.

Kim Anderson claims she was driving west on Liberty Avenue in Beaumont on Nov. 3 when defendant Billy Joe Reynolds, who was driving for co-defendant Poly Trucking, suddenly turned when it was not safe to do so and ran into Anderson's vehicle.

Because of the collision, Anderson incurred medical costs; experienced extreme physical pain, suffering, mental anguish, disfigurement and physical impairment; and lost her earnings and her earning capacity, according to the complaint filed Feb. 10 in Jefferson County District Court.

Reynolds negligently failed to maintain a proper lookout, failed to timely apply his brakes and turned when it was not safe to do so, the suit states.

Poly Trucking is named as a defendant because Anderson claims it was guilty of negligent entrustment.

In her complaint, Anderson is seeking an unspecified judgment, plus interest at the legal rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

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

The case has been assigned to Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court.

Case No. A189-348

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