Woman files suit against driver who caused collision

Kelly Holleran Nov. 27, 2012, 9:01am

A Jefferson County woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims collided with her vehicle, allegedly causing her to undergo back surgery and extensive treatments. 

Sherry Curtice claims she was driving near the intersection of the 5900 block of West Highway 105 and Caswell Road in Beaumont on Dec. 6, 2010, when defendant Robert E. Goodman, who was driving at the same place, collided with her vehicle.

In addition to her medical treatments, Curtice suffered physical pain and mental anguish, incurred medical costs and lost her earnings, according to the complaint filed Nov. 15 in Jefferson County District Court. She also suffered physical impairment, the suit states.

Goodman negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to maintain proper control of his vehicle, drove too fast, failed to timely apply his brakes, failed to exercise ordinary care, failed to turn to avoid a collision, failed to stop or yield, failed to proceed into the intersection only when it was safe to do so and failed to grant use of the intersection to the appropriate vehicle, among other negligent acts, the complaint says.

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

Donald E. Sample of Beaumont will be representing her.

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

Case No. E193-604

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