Woman files suit against driver who failed to yield the right-of-way

Kelly Holleran Jul. 18, 2013, 10:45am

A woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims failed to yield the right-of-way at a stop sign, causing a collision. 

Joanne Goodman claims she was driving west on State Highway 105 on Dec. 24, 2011, when defendant David Bricker failed to yield the right-of-way at a stop sign and drove into her lane.

Because of the collision, Goodman suffered painful and permanent injuries to her head, neck and back; incurred medical costs; and experienced physical pain and suffering, according to the complaint filed July 1 in Jefferson County District Court. She also suffered physical impairment, lost her earnings and her earning capacity and endured disfigurement and mental anguish, the suit states.

She blames Bricker for causing the collision, saying he negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to stop at a stop sign, failed to grant her immediate use of the intersection and failed to enter the intersection only when it was safe to do so.

In her complaint, Goodman is seeking damages within the jurisdictional limit 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.

Jeffrey T. Roebuck of Roebuck, Thomas, Roebuck and Adams in Beaumont will be representing her.

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

Case No. B194-492

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