Area man claims 2012 Dickinson wreck gave him 'nervous shock'
GALVESTON - A local man has filed suit over a two-vehicle accident that reportedly gave him "nervous shock," recent court papers say.
Jim Harrison's lawsuit, filed April 29 in Galveston County Court at Law No. 3, alleges Dickinson local Mason J. Debruhl struck him near the Gulf Freeway and FM 517 on Feb. 16, 2012.
Harrison was driving his 2006 E350 van on the feeder road and in the process of making a left turn onto 517.
The suit shows the plaintiff had a green light when Debruhl, who was traveling on 517, supposedly ignored a red light.
"As your plaintiff went through the intersection, the defendant was traveling on 517 and failed to stop at the red light in his direction, failed to control his speed and violently collided with the plaintiff's vehicle," the original petition says.
It adds both vehicles sustained damages and had to be towed from the scene.
Debruhl is also faulted for operating his vehicle in an unsafe, reckless and dangerous manner.
Consequently, the complainant sues for physical pain and suffering, impairment, loss of earning capacity and medical expenses.
Attorney Tom Gehring of the Law Office of Thomas J. Gehring, PC in Austin is representing Harrison, and Galveston County Court at Law No. 3 Judge Christopher Dupuy is presiding over the case.
Cause No. 69,768