To stop his truck from being repossessed, Daryl Scroggs, a Nederland resident, stood in front of the vehicle and was allegedly struck.
Claiming the driver failed to keep a proper lookout while repossessing the vehicle, Scroggs filed suit against Rottweiler Recovery, Texas Car Title and Payday Loans and Edward Gonzales on Oct. 22 in Jefferson County District Court.
According to the lawsuit, on May 19 Rottweiler Recovery of Orange attempted to repossess Scroggs’ truck on behalf of Texas Car Title.
“The truck was in the plaintiff’s garage with the door closed,” the suit states.
“Defendant Gonzales instructed his employee to open the garage. Plaintiff heard the door going up, and went outside, stood in front of the truck, and was backed into by Gonzales, causing his personal injuries.”
The suit accuses Rottweiler Recovery and Gonzales of negligently failing to keep a proper lookout for Scroggs’ safety.
Texas Car Title is blamed for hiring them.
On top of Exemplary damages, Scroggs is suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain and impairment.
Beaumont attorney Brett Thomas of Roebuck, Thomas, Roebuck and Adams represents him.
Judge Gary Sanderson, 6oth District Court, is assigned to the case.
Case No. B193-384