Failure to yield caused crash, suit says

Kelly Holleran Apr. 9, 2012, 7:31am

A Jefferson County woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims failed to yield the right-of-way and caused her to sustain various injuries.

Debra Russell Broussard claims she was driving in Jefferson County on July 20, 2010, when defendants Debra and Dale Daeke struck her vehicle.

Because of the collision, Broussard experienced physical pain and mental suffering, incurred medical costs and lost her earnings and her earning capacity, according to the complaint filed March 26 in Jefferson County District Court. She also experienced physical impairment, physical disfigurement and emotional distress, the suit states.

Broussard does not specify who was operating the vehicle involved in the collision, but does say the driver negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, drove too fast, failed to yield the right-of-way, lacked proper control and failed to timely apply the brakes.

In her complaint, Broussard seeks a judgment in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus pre- and post-judgment interest, court costs and other relief the court deems just.

Adam Nichols of Reaud, Morgan and Quinn in Beaumont will be representing her.

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

Case No. E192-228

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