City of Beaumont sues on behalf of employee struck by roll off truck

David Yates Feb. 23, 2011, 9:30am

The city of Beaumont and employee Joseph Rosemond Jr. are suing Bulldog Excavators and its employee, Bobby Armstrong, who allegedly struck Rosemond with a roll off truck.

The suit was filed Feb. 15 in Jefferson County District Court.

Court records show that Rosemond, a "spotter" employed by the Beaumont Public Works Department at the city landfill, was injured June 29 when Armstrong struck him with the roll off truck he was operating.

"Due to the defendant's negligence and the severe impact of the vehicle, serious personal injury resulted," the suit states. "At all times mentioned herein, Armstrong was in the course and scope of his employment with Defendant Bulldog Excavators."

The suit accuses Armstrong of negligently failing to keep a proper lookout and faults Bulldog for hiring and training him.

Rosemond suffers from a head injury with severe dizziness and neck pain because of the incident, the suit states.

The city is suing to recover all benefits paid to him.

Rosemond is suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.

Beaumont attorney David LaRue of Loncar & Associates represents the plaintiffs.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 6oth District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. B189-373

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