Motorcycle riders sue following September accident

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Oct. 3, 2013, 11:55am

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

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