Farmers sued following crash with man allegedly on cellphone

David Yates Sep. 10, 2013, 10:42am

Seeking to recover underinsured motorist benefits and damages for his injuries, Vidor resident Justin Bumsted is suing Farmers Texas County Mutual Insurance Co. and Kevin Voice, who was allegedly talking on his cellphone when he caused an automobile collision. 

The suit was filed Aug. 30 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on Aug. 23 Bumsted was traveling east on Interstate 10 when Vice, who was allegedly on his cellphone and not paying attention, slammed into the rear of Bumsted’s vehicle.

The suit further accuses Vice of negligently failing to keep a proper lookout and control his rate of speed.

Bumsted’s police with Farmers includes coverage for underinsured motorist benefits.

The plaintiff is suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages.

Beaumont attorney Clay Dugas represents the plaintiff.

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

Case No. A194-693

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