Local man claims spinal injuries from crash

Kelly Holleran Jul. 24, 2012, 6:21am


A Jefferson County man claims he sustained spinal injuries after a driver failed to yield the right-of-way at an intersection.

Wayne Earl Guice filed a lawsuit July 3 in Jefferson County District Court against Jonathan Quach.

In his complaint, Guice claims he was driving north on Gladys Avenue on May 24 when he attempted to proceed through its intersection with W. Lucas Drive. Suddenly, Quach, who was driving south on Gladys Avenue, failed to yield the right-of-way as he attempted to turn east onto W. Lucas Drive, according to the complaint. Quach collided with Guice, the suit states.

Because of the collision, Guice sustained injuries, experienced severe pain and discomfort, incurred medical costs and sustained mental anguish, disability and physical impairment, the complaint says.

Guice blames Quach for causing the collision, saying he negligently failed to yield the right-of-way, failed to timely apply his brakes, failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to keep his vehicle under control and failed to recognize oncoming traffic.

In his complaint, Guice seeks actual damages, plus costs, pre- and post-judgment interest at the maximum rate allowed by law and other relief the court deems just.

Clay Dugas and Reginald Blakeley of Clay Dugas and Associates in Beaumont will be representing him.

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

Case No. D192-647

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