Man says he incurred medical costs following rear-end collision

Kelly Holleran Dec. 11, 2012, 9:08am

A man claims he incurred medical costs after a driver rear-ended his vehicle.

Boyed E. Long filed a lawsuit Nov. 23 in Jefferson County District Court against Antoinette L. Johnson. 

In his complaint, Long claims he slowed as a vehicle in front of him turned when Johnson slammed into the back of Long’s vehicle on Dec. 8, 2011.

Because of the collision, Long experienced physical pain and suffering, endured physical impairment and mental anguish and lost his earning capacity, according to the complaint. He also suffered disfigurement and incurred property damages, the suit states.

Johnson negligently failed to control her speed, drove too fast, failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to keep a safe distance between her vehicle and Long’s, failed to swerve to avoid a collision, failed to bring the vehicle she was operating to a stop to avoid a collision, failed to timely apply her brakes and failed to observe traffic signals, the complaint says.

In his complaint, Long is seeking actual damages, plus pre- and post-judgment interest at the highest legal rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Ryan C. Scott of The Scott Law Firm in Beaumont will be representing him.

Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. D193-641

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