Meter reader attacked by dogs, suit alleges

David Yates Apr. 19, 2012, 9:33am

While reading a meter at a Beaumont home, Reginald Whitaker claims Lois Morrell's dogs attacked him.

Whitaker, claiming he should have been safeguarded, filed suit against Morrell on April 16 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on Aug. 31 Whitaker was in the course and scope of his employment with AMS Utiliserv and was reading the meter at Morrell's home when several dogs attacked him.

Whitaker claims he suffered injuries to his legs, knees and left hand.

He is accusing the defendant of negligently failing to provide a safe environment while he read the meter, the suit states.

The plaintiff is suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.

Attorney Tom Oxford of the Beaumont law firm Waldman Smallwood represents him.

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

Case No. E192-310

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