Motorcycle riders sue following September accident
GALVESTON - Two Katy residents filed a lawsuit over a two-vehicle accident last month in Galveston, recent court papers say.
In the suit filed Oct. 1 in Galveston Court at Law No. 3, Rovin Mena-Castelan and Ramona Flores-Rodriguez blame the Sept. 2 wreck in question on Galveston local Gabriela Orozco, claiming the defendant made an illegal left turn.
The plaintiffs were riding a motorcycle on an unspecified roadway when Orozco struck them with her 2002 Dodge Ram pickup truck, the original petition says.
According to the claimants, they sustained personal injuries as a result of the subject event.
Alleged to have operated her truck "negligently," the respondent is faulted for:
- Failing to control her speed;
- Failing to maintain a proper lookout;
- Failing to properly apply her brakes;
- Failing to yield the right of way;
- Turning improperly; and
- Driver inattention.
Mena-Castelan and Flores-Rodriguez sue for physical pain and impairment, mental anguish, medical expenses, lost wages, property damage and loss of use.
They consequently seek more than $100,000 in damages.
Attorney Brian M. Hull of the Law Offices of Mario Davila PLLC in McAllen is representing the complainants, and Galveston County Court-at-Law No. 3 Judge Kerri Foley is presiding over the litigation.Cause No. 70,836