Suit alleges APAC-Texas failed to instruct merging vehicles properly, caused pileup

David Yates Sep. 5, 2013, 12:25pm

Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. and its policy holder, Jimmy Everett, have filed suit against APAC-Texas, alleging employees of the road construction company merged vehicles into the wrong lane and caused a pileup.

The suit was filed Aug. 29 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on Aug. 29, 2011, APAC-Texas was performing construction on Interstate 10 in Beaumont. Their employees closed the right lane.

However, the suit alleges that incoming vehicles were instructed to merge right when they should have been warned to go left.

“Therefore, plaintiff’s insured, Jimmy D. Everett, vehicle was rear ended in a seven car pile up causing damage to his 2009 Toyota Yaris,” the suit states.

The suit accuses the defendant for negligently failing to give the correct warning signs.

Liberty Mutual is suing for $13,074.24 for benefits paid to Everett.

San Antonio attorney Gregory Gallagher of Kilpatrick, White & Deas represents the plaintiffs.

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

Case No. A194-684

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