Suit says driver had no valid license

Kelly Holleran Apr. 9, 2012, 7:33am

A Jefferson County man has filed suit against the driver who he claims failed to keep a proper lookout, causing a collision.

Clarence Guidry filed a lawsuit March 27 in Jefferson County District Court against Stephen Arnette Hancock.

In his complaint, Guidry alleges he and Hancock were involved in a collision in Jefferson County on March 28, 2011.

Because of the accident, Guidry experienced physical pain and mental anguish, incurred medical costs and sustained physical impairment, according to the complaint. He also sustained physical disfigurement, endured emotional distress and lost his ability to enjoy life, the suit states.

Guidry blames Hancock for causing the collision, saying he negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, drove too fast, failed to yield the right-of-way, lacked proper control and drove without a valid driver's license.

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

Matthew W. Morgan and John Werner of Reaud, Morgan and Quinn in Beaumont will be representing him.

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

Case No. B192-935

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