Werner Enterprises sued for driver’s collision

David Yates Feb. 1, 2013, 1:58pm

Beaumont local James Sheffer Jr. has filed suit against Werner Enterprises and its employee, Timothy Shockley, who allegedly caused an automobile collision. 

The suit was filed Jan. 22 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on Dec. 21 Shockley allegedly turned improperly across three lanes of traffic and collided with a vehicle in which Sheffer was a passenger.

The suit does not state were the incident occurred.

However, the suit does accuse Shockley of negligently failing to keep a proper lookout and failing to turn from the proper lane.

Werner Enterprises is accused of negligently entrusting Shockley, an incompetent and unfit driver, the suit alleges.

The plaintiff is suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages.

Attorney David Wilson of the Beaumont law firm Provost Umphrey represents him.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 6oth District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. B193-840

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