HOUSTON - A Corpus Christi family seeks damages from a Mississippi transport company and one of its employees following an alleged collision in Waller County last year.
James Lynch, Angela Herrera and their minor daughter are suing Williams Transport and New Hebron, Miss., resident Christopher Adam Hunt in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas.
Court papers were filed Sept. 24.
The family was traveling in their 2012 Dodge Journey along I-10 West prior to the wreck on May 26, 2012.
Meanwhile, Hunt operated a truck belonging to Williams on the same roadway when he "tried to travel in between the plaintiffs and another vehicle but ended up striking the complainants, the suit states.
According to the original petition, the accident's impact left the claimants with injuries to their necks, upper and lower backs and other parts of their bodies.
It asserts the elder Lynch was hurt the worst, specifying he suffered "an annular tear with disc herniations" which incurred nearly $55,000 in medical expenses.
Police charged Hunt with failure to control speed and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
His employer, in turn, is faulted for negligent hiring, retention, training and entrustment.
A jury trial is requested.
Attorney Russell W. Endsley of The Law Offices of Thomas J. Henry in Corpus Christi is representing the complainants.
Case No. 4:13-CV-2817