Trucking company seeks compensation for collision

Kelly Holleran Oct. 20, 2014, 9:42pm

A trucking company seeks compensation from the driver whom it alleges rear-ended one of its drivers.

Poly Trucking filed a lawsuit Sept. 2 in Jefferson County District Court against Mark William Calvin, The Transportation Firm and Michael Hills Jr. 

In its complaint, Poly Trucking alleges one of its drivers, a man identified as Mr. Ontiveros, was driving east on Interstate Highway 10 in Jefferson County on Nov. 22, 2012, when Calvin and Hills struck his vehicle from behind.

Because of the collision, Poly Trucking was forced to pay Ontiveros for his injuries and incurred repair costs due to the damage caused to the tractor trailer, according to the complaint.

Poly Trucking blames Calvin and Hills for causing the collision, saying they failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to keep a reasonable speed, failed to stay alert, failed to properly control the vehicle, failed to take proper evasive action, failed to timely apply his brakes and failed to keep a proper distance.

In its complaint, Poly Trucking seeks economic damages, plus pre- and post-judgment interest at the legal rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Cade Bernsen and David E. Bernsen of The Bernsen Law Firm in Beaumont will represent Poly Trucking.

Jefferson County District Court case number: A196-073

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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