Wreck at Whataburger leads to lawsuit

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau May 21, 2011, 8:44am

GALVESTON - Brazoria County resident Aaron Lewis has filed suit against Anatolia Cordova of Texas City over a two-vehicle accident last year.

According to a lawsuit filed May 12 in Galveston County District Court, a green 2001 Nissan driven by Cordova "violently and unexpectedly" struck Lewis's vehicle along Palmer Highway in Texas City on Feb. 19, 2010.

The plaintiff states that he was attempting to slowly turn in to a Whataburger parking lot from the eastbound lane prior to the collision in question.

He sustained injuries to his head, back, shoulder, spine and legs as a result of the defendant's negligent conduct, the original petition says.

Lewis claims "his entire body was bruised, battered and contused, and he suffered great shock to his entire system," adding he suffers from limitation of motion, tiredness, dizziness, depression and sleeplessness.

The suit faults Cordova for failing to keep a lookout, failing to timely apply the brakes on her vehicle, breaking the speed limit and failing to turn her vehicle away in time to avoid the subject wreck.

Lewis also shows the defendant and her insurance company failed to pay the plaintiff the actual market value for repairs to his vehicle. A repair estimate indicates damage to his vehicle in the approximate amount of $4,278.83, but Cordova only paid approximately $1,6000, the suit says.

Consequently, the plaintiff seeks at least $12,000 in damages.

He is represented by attorney Veronica L. Davis of West Columbia.

Galveston County 122nd District Court Judge John Ellisor is presiding over the case.

Case No. 11-cv-0779

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