Judgment entry hearing in auto wreck case reset

David Yates Jun. 14, 2011, 3:00am

A hearing to enter a final judgment in an automobile collision lawsuit slated to take place on Monday has been reset for later this month.

As previously reported, Wrandall Carter filed suit against Terrence Smith and Inniercia Lomax on April 22, 2010, in Jefferson County District Court, alleging Smith failed to yield the right-of-way to him at a stop sign.

In his suit, Carter claims he was a passenger in a Geo Prizm traveling south in the 4600 block of Highland Avenue on Feb. 12 when Smith, who drove east in the 500 block of Campus Street, failed to yield the right-of-way at a stop sign and pulled into the intersection, causing a collision.

Court records show that Lomax lent her vehicle to Smith, which he drove at the time of the accident.

A Jefferson County jury cleared Lomax of any negligence and found that Smith caused the collision, levying a $43,000 verdict against him, court papers say.

Before the trial, Carter offered to settle her case for $25,000, court records show.

In her motion for entry of judgment, filed April 25, Carter asks that the court tack on an additional $8,750 for attorney's fees.

The hearing to enter judgment, slated to take place on June 13, has been reset for June 27.

Langston Scott Adams of Port Arthur represents Carter.

Dallas attorney Daylen Gallman represents Smith.

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

Case No. A186-657

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