Wreck on FM 347 subject of lawsuit

Kelly Holleran Jul. 24, 2012, 6:16am


A Jefferson County man has filed suit against the driver who he claims struck his vehicle.

James Galentine claims he was driving near the 3200 block of FM 347 in Port Arthur on June 18 when defendant Ernest Hawkins struck his vehicle.

Because of the collision, Galentine sustained bodily injuries, incurred medical costs, experienced physical pain and mental anguish and sustained physical impairment, according to the complaint filed July 2 in Jefferson County District Court.

Galentine is seeking a judgment within the jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus pre- and post-judgment interest at the legal rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

John A. Carwile of The Law Offices of John A. Carwile in Houston will be representing him.

The case has been assigned to Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court.

Case No. D192-642

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