Parties in forklift collision suit reach settlement

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Jan. 5, 2014, 3:02pm

GALVESTON - A lawsuit focusing on a forklift collision at a Galveston cruise terminal was reportedly settled.

According to recent Galveston County court records, plaintiff Mary Moses and defendant Suderman's Contracting Stevedores Inc. reached a settlement on Dec. 19, 2013.

The July 2012 suit was set for a jury trial the morning of Jan. 6, which would have made the litigation one of the first to be heard in court this year.

As previously reported, Mary Moses filed the suit on July 5, 2012, after an employee with the defendant drove a forklift into Moses as she was screening baggage on Feb. 15, 2012.

Moses claimed the forklift knocked her from behind and caused her to seriously injure her left knee, right hip and her entire right side.

She originally sought compensation for physical pain and impairment, mental anguish, lost wages and medical expenses.

The respondent provided an original answer just three weeks after the suit was filed.

An incomplete discovery process prompted the parties to apply for and obtain continuance last summer.

Attorney Christopher K. Johns of The Buzbee Law Firm in Houston represented Moses while attorney James R. Watkins of Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams LLP in Galveston served as Suderman’s counsel.

Case No. 12-CV-1466

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