Nederland woman sues over wreck

Kelly Holleran Nov. 14, 2011, 2:52pm

A Nederland woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims struck her vehicle, causing her to sustain physical impairment.

Audrey Shields claims she was driving on Oct. 22, 2010, when defendant Stanley Buffington failed to control his speed and struck her vehicle.

Because of the collision, Shields experienced physical pain and suffering and lost her wages, according to the complaint filed Nov. 8 in Jefferson County District Court.

Buffington negligently failed to look for traffic, failed to control his speed, failed to maintain a safe stopping distance, failed to timely apply her brakes and failed to maintain control of her vehicle, among other negligent acts, the suit states.

In her complaint, Shields is seeking a judgment in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus actual damages, pre- and post-judgment interest at the highest amounts allowed by law, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Sandee L. Hart of Hart Law in Orange will be representing her.

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

Case No. D191-308

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