Texans involved in litigation over wreck in Louisiana

Kelly Holleran Jun. 6, 2011, 8:31am

A Dallas County couple claim a man from China, Texas, rear-ended their vehicle as they drove in Louisiana.

Angela and James Holley filed a lawsuit May 26 in Jefferson County District Court against Anthony Rodriguez Jr.

The Holleys allege Angela Holley drove west on an on-ramp onto Interstate 210 in Lake Charles in Louisiana on July 9 when she slowed to yield to oncoming traffic on the interstate.

Suddenly, Rodriguez, who drove behind Angela Holley, rear-ended her vehicle, according to the complaint. At the time of the collision, James Holley rode as a passenger in Angela Holley's vehicle, the suit states.

Because of the collision, the Holleys incurred medical costs; experienced physical pain, suffering, impairment and mental anguish; and lost wages, the complaint says.

The Holleys blame Rodriguez for causing their collision, saying he negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to keep a proper distance, failed to control his speed and failed to apply his brakes to avoid a collision.

In their complaint, the Holleys seek a judgment within the jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus pre-judgment interest at the maximum rate allowed by law, post-judgment interest at the legal rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

David S. Kohm and Tim D. Brandenburg of David S. Kohm and Associates in Arlington will be representing them.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. B190-111

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