Jefferson County sued for employee's automobile collision

David Yates Jun. 17, 2011, 4:40am

Hardin County resident Hector Garza has filed suit against Jefferson County, alleging a county employee caused an automobile collision.

The suit was filed June 14 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on June 6 Garza was traveling on W. Chance Road in Lumberton when county employee John Ramsey, who was in the course and scope of his employment, struck him.

The suit does not state how the collision occurred.

Garza alleges the county employee was negligently traveling at an excessive speed and negligently failed to keep a proper lookout.

The plaintiff is suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.

Beaumont attorney Clay Dugas represents him.

Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. D190-264

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