Men blame wreck on driver switching lanes

Kelly Holleran Mar. 13, 2012, 8:15am

Two Jefferson County men claim they sustained numerous injuries after a driver suddenly and unexpectedly switched lanes, causing a collision.

Stephen R. Gomez and Brent Guidry filed a lawsuit March 2 in Jefferson County District Court against Inland Industrial Services Group, Debusk Industrial Services Corp. and Jeremy DeQuincy Collins.

In their complaint, Gomez and Guidry allege Gomez was driving north in the 4800 block of FM 366 on March 2, 2010, when Collins, who was driving for Inland and Debusk, entered the highway, crossed the dividing line and struck Gomez's vehicle.

Gomez and Guidry claim they suffered physical pain, mental anguish, physical disfigurement and physical impairment and incurred medical costs, according to the complaint. They also lost their earning capacities and lost wages, the suit states.

The plaintiffs blame Collins for causing the collision, saying he negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to apply his brakes, drove too fast, failed to turn to avoid a collision, failed to remain in only one lane and changed lanes when it was not safe to do so.

They seek a judgment in excess of the minimum 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.

James M. Lassiter III and Timothy M. McHale of Lassiter Law Firm in Houston will be representing them.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. B192-045

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