Jury finds plaintiff at fault for causing motor vehicle collision

David Yates Apr. 18, 2011, 9:42am

A Jefferson County jury recently found that the plaintiff was actually at fault for causing a motor vehicle collision in October 2009.

Khalil Musa and his wife Ayda filed suit against Unalea Wier on Jan. 13, 2010.

Court records show that the Musas were driving westbound on Walden Road in Beaumont when Wier rear-ended them.

The case went to trial on April 11 and ended three days later, court papers say.

Jurors were asked to decide who was negligently responsible for causing the collision, Khalil or Wier.

Jurors placed 100 percent of the blame on Khalil, electing not to award him or his wife any damages, according to the charge of the jury filed April 14.

The Musas asked the jury to award them damages for their alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages.

Houston attorney Mike Talabi represents them.

Beaumont attorney Richard Hatfield of Harris, Duesler & Hatfield represents Wier.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, presided over the case.

Case No. A189-694

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