Kelly Holleran Nov. 6, 2012, 8:20am

A Beaumont man claims he sustained neck, back, jaw, right leg and nerve damages after a driver side-swiped his vehicle.

Rando Murel filed a lawsuit Oct. 1 in Jefferson County District Court against Jesus Chavez Gallardo.

In his complaint, Murel claims he drove his 2003 Dodge Neon on Interstate Highway 10 in Beaumont on Feb. 2 when Gallardo, who was driving a Ford Taurus, struck the Neon.

In addition to his injuries, Murel incurred medical costs; experienced mental anguish, physical pain, suffering and disability; and lost his enjoyment of life because of the collision, according to the complaint. He also lost his earning capacity and suffered physical impairment, the suit states.

Gallardo negligently failed to control his speed, made an unsafe lane change, drove inattentively and drove while distracted, the complaint says.

In his complaint, Murel is seeking a judgment in excess of the limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus costs, pre- and post-judgment interest and other relief the court deems just.

Murel will be represented by Clay Dugas and Reggie Blakeley of Beaumont.

The case has been assigned to Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court.

Case No. A193-251

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