Woman claims serious personal damage from wreck

Kelly Holleran Feb. 6, 2012, 1:53pm

A Beaumont woman alleges she sustained serious personal damages after a driver rear-ended the vehicle in which she was riding.

Catina M. Stoker filed a lawsuit Jan. 26 in Jefferson County District Court against Felicia Evette Branch and Donald Mayfield.

In her complaint, Stoker alleges she rode in a vehicle traveling north near the 1300 block of 11th Street in Beaumont on Feb. 26, 2010, when a vehicle driven by Branch and owned by Mayfield rear-ended her vehicle.

In addition to her injuries, Stoker incurred medical costs; experienced physical pain, suffering, physical impairment and mental anguish and lost her earning capacity, according to the complaint. She also sustained disfigurement, the suit states.

Branch negligently failed to control her speed, drove too fast, failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to maintain a safe distance between her vehicle and Stoker's, failed to swerve to avoid a collision, failed to timely apply her brakes, failed to obey traffic signals, failed to pay attention and failed to drive in a safe manner, the complaint says.

In her complaint, Stoker is seeking actual damages, plus pre- and post-judgment interest at the highest rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Ryan C. Scott of The Scott Law Firm in Beaumont will be representing her.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. E191-819

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