Jefferson County residents sue woman over collision

Kelly Holleran Jun. 13, 2011, 4:10am

Two Jefferson County residents have filed suit against the driver who they claim rear-ended the vehicle in which they were riding.

Blaine Madden Hall claims he was driving with co-plaintiff Nola Hall riding as a passenger in his vehicle on Sept. 4, 2009, when defendant Jacqueline Miller Cane collided with them.

Because of the collision, the Halls incurred medical costs, experienced physical pain, suffering and mental anguish and incurred medical costs, according to the complaint filed May 31 in Jefferson County District Court.

In addition, they lost earnings, sustained physical impairment and incurred property costs, the suit states.

Cane negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to maintain control of the vehicle, drove too fast, failed to apply her brakes, failed to exercise ordinary care, failed to turn to avoid a collision and failed to maintain a clear distance between her vehicle and the vehicle she was behind, the complaint says.

The Halls are seeking a judgment in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus costs, pre- and post-judgment interest and other relief the court deems just.

B. Adam Terrell of Weller, Green, Toups and Terrell in Beaumont will be representing them.

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

Case No. B190-154

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