Woman claims substantial medical costs from crash

Kelly Holleran Mar. 17, 2011, 10:12am

A Jefferson County woman claims she incurred substantial medical costs after a driver struck her vehicle.

Shardaye Holmes filed a lawsuit March 10 in Jefferson County District Court against Calvin and Cayla Adams.

In her complaint, Holmes claims she drove on May 7 when Cayla Adams struck her vehicle. Holmes does not specify where she was driving, but does say minors Jeffrey Coward and Michael Simmons were riding in the car with her at the time of the collision.

Because of the incident, Holmes, Coward and Simmons suffered physical pain, mental anguish and physical impairment and disability, according to the complaint filed March 10 in Jefferson County District Court.

Holmes blames Cayla Adams for causing the collision, saying she negligently failed to yield the right-of-way, failed to control the speed of her vehicle, failed to maintain proper control of the vehicle and failed to timely apply her brakes.

In addition, Cayla Adams failed to take proper evasive action, failed to make a safe lane change, failed to maintain a proper lookout, failed to use ordinary care and failed to stay alert, the suit states.

Holmes also names Calvin Adams as a defendant, saying he should never have entrusted his vehicle to Cayla Adams.

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

M. Dru Montgomery of The Heartfield Law Firm in Beaumont will be representing her.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 58th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. A189-575

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