Bumpy marsh buggy ride results in suit

David Yates Sep. 8, 2011, 6:45am

Marsh Master

A bumpy ride on a marsh buggy has led Kris Pitre to file suit against the owner of the machine, Duphil Inc.

The suit was filed Aug. 31 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on Sept. 8, 2010, Pitre was a passenger in a buggy being driven by a Duphil employee.

"The Marsh Master buggy rode over uneven ground forcefully thrusting plaintiff forward, causing his left shoulder to strike a rail," the suit states.

The suit also alleges that Duhill is responsible for Pitre's injury because the company negligently removed the buggy's seatbelts.

Duphil had contracted with Pitre's employer, Dean Equipment, to clean a marsh located in LaBelle.

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 Stuart Yoes represents him.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 6oth District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. B190-755

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