Right turn from left lane blamed for wreck on Phelan

Kelly Holleran Jul. 18, 2011, 8:00am

A Beaumont woman claims she sustained serious injuries after a driver switched lanes and ran into her car.

Danielle Decquire filed a lawsuit July 8 in Jefferson County District Court against Michael Cooper.

In her complaint, Decquire claims she drove in the right lane of Phelan Boulevard in Beaumont on Feb. 27 when Cooper attempted to make a right turn from the left lane of Phelan Boulevard, causing a collision with her vehicle.

Because of the collison, Decquire incurred medical costs, lost wages and her earning capacity and sustained mental anguish, physical pain, suffering and disability, according to the complaint. In addition, she lost her enjoyment of life and sustained physical impairment, the suit states.

Decquire blames Cooper for causing the collision, saying he negligently failed to stay in his lane and changed lanes when it was unsafe to do so.

In her complaint, Decquire seeks actual damages, plus costs, pre- and post-judgment interest at the maximum rate allowed by law and other relief the court deems just.

Clay Dugas and Mike Jacobellis of Clay Dugas and Associates in Beaumont will be representing her.

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

Case No. D190-473

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