Beaumont man sues over injuries in rear-end crash

Andrea Dearden Sep. 10, 2014, 3:53pm

A Beaumont man alleges he was hurt when rear-ended on a Jefferson County highway.

Joe D. Stegall filed the complaint against Diana Watson-Mitchell on Aug. 12 in Jefferson County District Court. 

According to the complaint, Stegall was driving south in the 8300 block of U.S. Highway 69 on Dec. 19, 2013, when he was hit from behind by Watson-Mitchell's vehicle. As a result of the crash Stegall says he received injuries to his neck, back, ankle, foot and body. 

Stegall accuses Watson-Mitchell of negligence for allegedly failing to keep a proper lookout, failing to control her vehicle and failing to take the evasive action necessary to avoid a crash. He is asking for an unspecified amount of money in damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of earnings and mental anguish.

Attorney Thomas O. Moses of Beaumont represents Stegall. They seek a jury trial. 

The case number is Jefferson County District Court case A195-974

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at Jefferson 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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