Man faults drivers' employer with negligence in car accident

Kasey Schefflin-Emrich Aug. 12, 2015, 9:01am


A Jacksonville resident alleges an Arizona-based corporation and one of its employee was responsible causing a 2014 car collision that resulted in injuries.

Johnny Cameron filed a lawsuit July 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas Marshall Division against Allied Waste Systems, Inc., citing negligence.

According to the complaint, Cameron was driving westbound on CR 4102 in Cherokee County on around April 6, 2014 when a tractor trailer rig being operated by Jack Kinn, an employee of the defendant, was traveling eastbound and struck the left back quarter of Cameron's vehicle with his back left tires.

The suit states that Kinn didn't keep a proper lookout, failed to yield right of way, didn't drive at a reasonable or safe speed and failed to apply his brakes in a timely manner. He is also faulted with violating several Texas Transportation Codes.

The filing also faults Allied Waste Systems with negligence as it entrusted the vehicle to a careless, incompetent and reckless driver.

Cameron claims he has endured pain and mental anguish, physical and mental impairment, disfigurement, loss of wages and earning capacity, and medical care.

Cameron seeks actual and punitive damages, court costs and other relief deemed appropriate by the court. He is represented by attorneys Joe Worthington and Jimmy Negem of Negem & Worthington in Tyler.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas Marshall Division case number: 2:15-cv-01338-JRG.

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