Driver sued for failing to keep proper lookout, causing collision

Kelly Holleran Sep. 2, 2013, 4:50pm

A Jefferson County woman claims she suffered physical pain and mental anguish after a driver failed to keep a proper lookout and struck her vehicle.

Wanda M. Johnson filed a lawsuit Aug. 21 in Jefferson County District Court against Joyce Nunnally. 

In her complaint, Johnson alleges Nunnally struck her vehicle while she was attempting to enter Accutox State Lab in Beaumont on Sept. 27, 2011.

In addition to her physical pain and mental anguish, Johnson incurred medical costs, lost her earnings and her earning capacity, suffered physical impairment and disfigurement and endured emotional distress because of the collision, according to the complaint. She also lost her ability to enjoy her life, the suit states.

Johnson blames Nunnally for causing the collision, saying she 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 her brakes to avoid a collision.

In her complaint, Johnson seeks 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 & Quinn in Beaumont will be representing her.

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

Case No. A194-653

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