Woman files lawsuit over collision

Kelly Holleran Jun. 3, 2013, 1:11pm

A Jefferson County woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims drove too fast and caused a collision. 

Edith Tilford claims she was driving in Jefferson County on Aug. 17, 2011, when defendant Joshua Ray Bergeron failed to yield the right-of-way and struck her vehicle.

Because of the collision, Tilford experienced physical pain and mental suffering, incurred medical costs, lost her earnings and her earning capacity, endured physical impairment and physical disfigurement and endured emotional distress, according to the complaint filed May 15 in Jefferson County District Court. She also lost her ability to enjoy life, the suit states.

Bergeron negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, drove too fast, failed to yield the right-of-way, lacked proper control and failed to timely apply his brakes, the complaint says.

In her complaint, Tilford is seeking a judgment in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus pre- and post-judgment interest, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Adam Nichols of Reaud, Morgan and Quinn in Beaumont will be representing her.

The case has been assigned to Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court.

Case No. B194-344

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