Beaumont residents allege serious injuries following rear-end collision

Kelly Holleran Mar. 12, 2013, 7:59am

Two Beaumont residents claim they suffered serious injuries after a driver rear-ended their vehicle as they slowed for traffic. 

Roxanne L. Chevalier and Candice D. Harvey filed a lawsuit Feb. 28 in Jefferson County District Court against Rebecca D. Creel.

In their complaint, the plaintiffs allege the vehicle in which they were riding slowed due to traffic in front of them on July 22. Suddenly, Creel struck the back of the vehicle, according to the complaint.

In addition to their injuries, the plaintiffs incurred medical costs, experienced physical pain and suffering, endured physical impairment and mental anguish and lost wages, the suit states. In addition, they suffered disfigurement and lost services, the complaint says.

They blame Creel for causing the collision, saying she 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 the plaintiffs’, failed to swerve to avoid a collision, failed to timely apply her brakes, failed to observe traffic signals and carelessly failed to pay attention.

The plaintiffs seek 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 them.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. E194-039

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