Suit says driver didn't stay in lane

Kelly Holleran Oct. 17, 2011, 11:45am

A Beaumont man has filed suit against the driver who he claims failed to drive within a single lane and struck his vehicle.

Carl Moore claims he was driving east on Lucas in Beaumont on Nov. 25, 2009, when defendant Christine Zavala, who was driving west on the same road, failed to stay in her lane and struck his vehicle.

Because of the collision, Moore sustained neck, back and left knee pain and incurred medical costs, according to the complaint filed Oct. 7 in Jefferson County District Court. In addition, he lost his earnings and his earning capacity and experienced physical impairment, physical pain and mental anguish, the suit states.

Zavala negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to timely apply her brakes and failed to drive within a single lane, the complaint says.

In addition to Christine Zavala, Moore names Jose Tranacito Zavala as a defendant, saying he owned and insured the vehicle Christine Zavala drove at the time of the collision.

Moore seeks an unspecified judgment, plus interest, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Jonathan C. Juhan and J.J. Bragg of Beaumont will be representing him.

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

Case No. D191-130

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