Men say they were injured in trucking accident

Kelly Holleran Nov. 3, 2014, 12:29pm

Two Jefferson County residents allege they suffered injuries in a trucking accident.

Adam M. Montgomery and Moses Mayfield filed a lawsuit Sept. 12 in Jefferson County District Court against Aguilar and Son Trucking, Armando Aguilar Jr. and Armando Aguilar Sr.

In their complaint, the plaintiffs allege Montgomery was driving east on state Highway 73 when Armando Aguilar Jr., who was towing a trailer in the same direction, failed to control his speed and struck Montgomery's vehicle. At the time of the collision, Mayfield was riding as a passenger in Montgomery's vehicle, according to the complaint.

Due to the collision, the plaintiffs suffered physical pain and mental anguish; endured physical disfigurement and physical impairment; and incurred medical costs, the suit states. They also lost their earning capacities and household services, incurred property damages and repair costs and lost wages, the complaint says.

The plaintiffs blame the defendants for causing the collision, saying they failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to apply their brakes, drove too fast, failed to turn to avoid a collision, failed to remain in a single lane of traffic, changed lanes when it was not safe to do so and failed to control his speed.

In their complaint, the plaintiffs seek a judgment of more than $200,000 but not more than $1 million, plus pre-judgment interest at the maximum rate allowed by law, post-judgment interest at the legal rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Attorneys James M. Lassiter III and Timothy M. McHale of Lassiter Law Firm in Houston will represent the plaintiffs.

Jefferson County District Court case number: D196-111

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