PA woman sues Farmers over collision

Kelly Holleran Feb. 13, 2012, 8:28am

A Port Arthur woman claims her insurance company refuses to reimburse her for injuries she sustained during an automobile collision.

Kimberly Broussard filed a lawsuit Feb. 3 in Jefferson County District Court against Erica D. Wallace and Texas Farmers Insurance Co.

In her complaint, Broussard alleges Wallace, an uninsured driver, struck her vehicle on Feb. 27.

Because of the collision, Broussard experienced extreme physical pain, suffering, mental anguish, disfigurement and physical impairment and lost earnings and her earning capacity, according to the complaint.

Following the collision, Broussard filed a claim with Texas Farmers Insurance Company, which had insured her. However, the company has refused to pay her for the damages she incurred, the suit states.

Broussard contends she is entitled to the money because she did not cause the collision. Wallace negligently failed to keep a proper lookout and failed to control her speed, the complaint says.

Broussard seeks an unspecified judgment and punitive and exemplary damages, plus pre-judgment interest, attorney's fees, costs and other relief the court deems just.

James E. Payne and Ronnie Turner Jr. of Provost Umphrey Law Firm in Beaumont will be representing him.

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

Case No. A191-875

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