Continuance sought in collision suit against Acadian Ambulance

David Yates Jul. 11, 2011, 11:29am

Parties in litigation over an automobile collision with an ambulance have filed an agreed motion for continuance.

Rama Veluswamy filed suit against Acadian Ambulance Service and its employee Joe McBride on March 20, 2009, in Jefferson County District Court.

Court records show that on Aug. 19, 2008, Veluswamy had stopped on Highway 365 in Port Arthur to turn onto Medical Center Drive when McBride, who was in the course and scope of his employment with Acadian, rear-ended her.

The case is set to go to trial in September, court papers say.

However, because Veluswamy is experiencing health issues and requires knee surgery, the parties filed an agreed motion for continuance on June 15.

The motion requests that the trial be reset for November.

Veluswamy is claiming injuries to her knees, neck and lower back and is seeking damages for her alleged past and future medical expenses,mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.

Lance P. Bradley of McPherson, Hughes, Bradley, Wimberley, Steele and Chatelain in Port Arthur represents her.

The defendants are represented by Beaumont attorney David Merkley of the Beaumont law firm Germer Gertz.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, is presiding.

Case No. E183-590

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