David Yates Sep. 9, 2011, 1:57am
A China woman who claims a cow struck her car is not only suing for the damage to the vehicle but also the injuries she received when the cow attacked her afterwards.
Linda Anderson filed her lawsuit against fellow China resident Harold Anderson on Aug. 31 in Jefferson County District Court. The suit does not say if the two are related.
Court records show that on May 23 Linda Anderson was on her way home when she encountered the cow. Allegedly, the animal rammed her vehicle and dented the driver's side.
When she got out of the car to check out the damage, the cow attacked her.
"Plaintiff suffered severe injuries as a result of this attack and was admitted to the hospital," the suit states, adding that Harold Anderson negligently allowed the incident to occur by failing to keep the cow from roaming the streets.
The suit does not describe Linda Anderson's injuries or the extent of medical attention she required.
Linda Anderson is suing for punitive damages and her alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.
Beaumont attorney David Wilson of the Provost Umphrey law firm represents her.
Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, has been assigned to the case.
Case No. D190-747