2011 rear-end collision prompts Pearland residents to file lawsuit

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Nov. 4, 2013, 10:58am

GALVESTON - Pearland residents John and Kathy Cisneros pursued legal action in response to a two-vehicle accident in League City which occurred two years ago, recent court papers say.

A lawsuit filed Oct. 28 in Galveston County District Court claims a vehicle owned and operated by Alvin resident Tony Courtney struck that occupied by the plaintiffs on Oct. 28, 2011.

The claimants were stopped at a traffic light on an unidentified street at the time of the event in question.

According to the original petition, Courtney "violently" collided into the rear-end of the Cisneroses' vehicle and inflicted injuries to the complainants' necks, backs and general bodies.

He is faulted for:

  • Failing to keep a proper lookout;

  • Failing to turn his vehicle in an effort to avoid the collision;

  • Failing to maintain a clear and reasonable distance between himself and the plaintiffs; and

  • Failing to apply his brakes.

Consequently, the Cisneroses sue for physical pain and suffering, impairment, disfigurement, mental anguish, lost wages and medical expenses.

A jury trial is requested.

Attorney Jeffrey T. Roebuck of Roebuck, Thomas, Roebuck & Adams in Beaumont is representing the complainants, and Galveston County 56th District Court Judge Lonnie Cox is presiding over the litigation.

Case No. 13-CV-1370

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