Lawsuit filed over Marshall auto crash

Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau May 2, 2011, 11:55am

MARSHALL - A Louisiana resident has filed a lawsuit against an Oklahoma man and his employer after a vehicle collision in Marshall.

Christopher Clark filed suit against Rusty L. Hunt and Brady Welding & Machine Shop Inc. on April 20 in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division.

The car crash occurred on July 23 as Clark was driving his vehicle on U.S. 59, when Hunt failed to yield and turned his vehicle from the left lane into the right lane. Clark states he was seriously injured in the collision and has already endured surgery to his left knee, shoulder and neck.

Defendant Hunt is accused of negligence for failing to maintain a proper lookout, maintain a single lane, yield the right of way, take evasive action and for failing to timely apply the brakes.

Defendant Brady Welding & Machine Shop is accused of negligent entrustment, negligent hiring, training, retention and supervision.

The plaintiff is seeking damages for medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, impairment, physical disfigurement, loss of value of household services, interest and court costs.

Clark is represented by Bruce A. Craig of Carlile Craig in Marshall. A jury trial is requested.

U.S. District Judge David Folsom is assigned to the case.

Case No. 2:11-cv-00226

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