Beaumont residents file lawsuit against driver who rear-ended their vehicle

Kelly Holleran May 16, 2013, 1:34pm

Two Beaumont residents have filed suit against the driver who they claim rear-ended their vehicle, causing them to sustain head, neck and back injuries. 

Sheila Glenn claims she and her minor daughter, Lauren R. Glenn, were traveling in the outside southbound lane of 1700 N. Major Drive on May 10, 2011, when defendant Patricia L. Johnson, who was driving directly behind Sheila Glenn’s vehicle, failed to control her speed and rear-ended Sheila Glenn’s vehicle.

In addition to their injuries, Sheila Glenn and her daughter suffered physical pain, incurred medical costs, experienced suffering and physical impairment and lost earnings, according to the complaint filed May 3 in Jefferson County District Court. In addition, she suffered mental anguish and will incur the cost of future medical monitoring, the suit states.

Johnson negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to keep a safe distance, failed to control her speed and failed to timely apply her brakes, the complaint says.

In her complaint, Sheila Glenn is seeking damages in excess of the jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus pre-judgment interest at the maximum rate allowed by law, post-judgment interest at the legal rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Stephen A. Taggart of Nederland will be representing her.

The case has been assigned to Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court.

Case No. E194-310

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