Two Jefferson County residents seek damages following collision

Kelly Holleran Oct. 20, 2014, 9:35pm

Two Jefferson County residents allege they suffered severe injuries after a driver struck their vehicle.

Phillip Randal Holmes and Malorie Rich filed a lawsuit Aug. 28 in Jefferson County District Court against Ricky Lee Hutchings and Maxim Crane Works. 

In their complaint, Holmes and Rich allege Holmes was driving in Jefferson County on June 2 when Hutchings struck his vehicle.

In addition to their serious injuries, the plaintiffs incurred medical costs, endured physical pain and suffering and sustained mental anguish, according to the complaint. They also lost earnings and suffered physical impairment, the suit states.

The plaintiffs blame Hutchings for causing the collision, saying he negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to maintain control of his vehicle, drove too fast, failed to apply his brakes, failed to exercise ordinary care, failed to turn his vehicle in an effort to avoid a collision, failed to keep a clear distance between his vehicle and those in front of him and drove too fast.

Maxim negligently entrusted its vehicle to Hutchings, the suit states.

In their complaint, the plaintiffs seek a judgment in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits of the court, plus costs, pre- and post-judgment interest and other relief the court deems just.

B. Adam Terrell of Weller, Greene, Toups and Terrell in Beaumont will represent them.

Jefferson County District Court case number: D196-965

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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