Woman sues driver over multi-car crash

Kelly Holleran Feb. 6, 2012, 6:23am

A China woman claims she sustained neck, back, shoulder and foot injuries after a driver caused a multi-vehicle collision.

Christine Adams filed a lawsuit Jan. 26 in Jefferson County District Court against Michael Frost and Jessica Plaisance.

In her complaint, Adams alleges Frost, who was driving a vehicle owned by Plaisance, suddenly struck the rear of the vehicle traveling behind Adams, forcing that vehicle to rear-end Adams's automobile. The accident occurred on June 28, 2011, according to the complaint.

In addition to her injuries, Adams incurred medical costs; experienced physical pain, suffering and impairment; and lost earnings, the suit states. She also lost her earning capacity, incurred property damages and sustained mental anguish, the complaint says.

Adams blames Frost for causing the collision, saying he negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to turn the vehicle to the right or left to avoid a collision, failed to provide Adams with at least half of the road and failed to apply his brakes, among other negligent acts.

Adams also names Plaisance as a defendant. Plaisance owned the vehicle Frost drove at the time of the collision. She never should have lent her vehicle to him because he was a reckless driver who did not have a license, according to the complaint.

In her complaint, Adams seeks a judgment within the jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus pre-judgment interest at the maximum rate allowed by law, post-judgment interest at the legal rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Alicia Hall of Chambers, Templeton and Brinkley in Beaumont will be representing her.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. A191-817

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