Woman suing over wreck with ambulance fights deposition notice

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Oct. 3, 2013, 11:56am

GALVESTON - A local woman who sued over an accident with an ambulance is fighting a notice of deposition from one of the defendants.

As previously reported, Erica Hanley filed a lawsuit in late October 2012 blaming the Galveston County Health District and two of its employees for the Aug. 27, 2012, wreck at Avenue O and 25th Street in Galveston.

Hanley, who seeks no more than $1 million in damages for “severe injuries to her left forearm, right hand, low back, upper lip and other parts of her body as well as a closed head injury," recently claimed that GCHD sent her the aforementioned notice with a date to which she objects.

According to the plaintiff's Sept. 25 motion to quash, the deposition is set to occur on Oct. 18, but said date "was never provided to defendant (GCHD) as a potential date for the plaintiff's deposition."

The three-page document further shows that Hanley is not available "due to a previously scheduled work commitment out of town," adding she prefers Oct. 10, 11 or 23.

An order from Galveston County 56th District Court Judge Lonnie Cox is currently pending, and a jury trial is scheduled for early November.

Case No. 12-CV-2314

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