Unidentified driver blamed for causing collision

Kelly Holleran May 10, 2013, 1:36pm

Two Jefferson County residents claim they incurred medical costs after a driver collided with their vehicle. 

Mildred and Phillip Grant claim they were involved in a collision on May 1, 2011, with a vehicle driven by an unidentified woman and owned by defendant James Chapman.

In addition to their medical costs, the Grants allege they experienced physical pain and suffering, sustained mental anguish and lost their earnings. They also suffered physical impairment and incurred property damages, according to the complaint filed May 1 in Jefferson County District Court.

They blame the woman, identified as Jane Doe, for causing the collision, saying she negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to maintain control of her vehicle, drove too fast, failed to apply her brakes, failed to turn her vehicle in an effort to avoid the collision, failed to keep a clear distance between her vehicle and theirs to avoid a collision and drove too fast.

They also name Chapman as a defendant, saying he negligently entrusted his vehicle to a reckless and incompetent driver, according to the complaint.

In their complaint, the Grants are 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.

B. Adam Terrell of Weller, Green, Toups and Terrell in Beaumont will be representing them.

The case has been assigned to Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court.

Case No. A194-299

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