Woman sues alleged drunk driver after wreck

Kelly Holleran Aug. 9, 2012, 10:14am

A Beaumont woman claims she sustained neck and back injuries after an allegedly intoxicated driver struck her vehicle.

April Brown filed a lawsuit Aug. 1 in Jefferson County District Court against Karah Lynn Fox.

In her complaint, Brown alleges she drove west on State Highway 105 in Beaumont on May 15 when Fox, who was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol, struck her vehicle.

In addition to her injuries, Brown experienced a deteriorated physical and mental condition, lost her enjoyment of life and experienced physical pain, suffering and mental anguish, according to the complaint. She also lost wages, incurred medical costs, suffered physical impairment and lost earnings and her earning capacity, the suit states.

Brown blames Fox for causing the collision, saying she negligently drove while intoxicated, failed to keep a safe distance between her vehicle and Brown's, failed to yield the right-of-way, drove too fast, failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to apply her brakes in order to avoid the collision, failed to turn to the right to avoid a collision and failed to drive in a safe manner.

In her complaint, Brown seeks actual damages in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus exemplary damages, interest at the highest rate allowed by law, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Wyatt D. Snider and Russell W. Heald of Snider Law Firm in Beaumont will be representing her.

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

Case No. B192-765

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