Woman blames injuries on driver who allegedly failed to yield right-of-way

Kelly Holleran Aug. 22, 2014, 4:58pm

A woman has filed suit against the driver she claims turned left in front of the vehicle in which she was riding, causing a collision.

Katherine Phegley Ford filed suit July 31 in the Galveston County District Court against Lori Hunter McGill. 

According to the complaint, Ford was riding in a vehicle traveling west in the right-hand lane of Seawall Boulevard in Galveston County on Aug. 10, 2012. Suddenly, the defendant, who was traveling east on the same road, attempted to make a left-hand turn in front of Ford's vehicle, according to the complaint. In the midst of the turn, McGill struck the vehicle in which Ford was riding, the suit states.

Due to the collision, Ford experienced physical pain, suffering and mental anguish and endured disfigurement, the complaint says. She also claims she suffered physical impairment, incurred medical costs, lost her earning capacity and incurred out-of-pocket costs.

McGill negligently failed to control her speed, failed to avoid the accident, failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to properly apply her brakes, failed to drive in a safe manner and failed to drive as a person using ordinary care would have done, according to the complaint.

Ford is seeking unspecified damages, plus costs, interest and other relief the court deems just.

She is being represented by attorney Frank W. Robertson of Jim S. Adler and Associates in Houston.

Galveston County District Court case number 14-cv-0818

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Galveston County District Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it represents only one side of the story.

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