Kelly Holleran Nov. 13, 2012, 1:35am

A Beaumont man claims he incurred medical costs after a driver failed to control her speed and struck his vehicle.

Amoze J. Evans filed a lawsuit Nov. 1 in Jefferson County District Court against James Hopkins and Harold James Mouton.

In his complaint, Evans alleges he stopped in the northbound lanes of Savannah Avenue because of traffic congestion on Nov. 4, 2011, when Mouton failed to control his speed and struck Evans’s vehicle.

In addition to his medical costs, Evans lost earnings and his earning capacity and suffered physical pain, mental anguish, disfigurement and physical impairment, according to the complaint.

He blames Mouton for causing the collision, saying he negligently drove too fast, failed to control the speed of his vehicle, failed to timely apply his brakes, failed to keep a proper lookout and failed to take proper evasive action, the suit states.

In his complaint, Evans seeks an unspecified judgment, plus other relief the court deems just.

Christopher T. Kirchmer of Provost Umphrey Law Firm in Beaumont will be representing him.

The case has been assigned to Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court.

Case No. E193-541

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