Robbie Hargett Nov. 19, 2015, 12:42pm


A Bridge City woman is suing an insurance company, an ambulance service and three Texas residents for injuries she says she sustained in two vehicle collisions.

Kimberly Soileau filed a lawsuit Nov. 4 in Jefferson County District Court against Gainsco County Mutual Insurance Company, Acadian Ambulance Service, Tori Broussard, Alexa Ackerman and Emily Elam, alleging negligence.

On July 1, 2014, the suit states, Soileau was involved in two related vehicle collisions caused by the negligent acts of Broussard, Ackerman and Elam. On this date, the suit says, Elam failed to yield the right-of-way to Soileau and collided with her vehicle. After this collision, Soileau was given medical attention and placed in an ambulance to be transported to a nearby hospital, the lawsuit states.

While Soileau was a passenger in the ambulance, driven by Broussard in the scope of her employment with Acadian, the suit says the ambulance was involved in a collision with a vehicle driven by Ackerman and caused by the the negligent acts or omissions of Broussard and Ackerman.

At the time, Soileau was covered by an insurance policy issued by Gainsco in the form of uninsured and underinsured motorist benefits. The insurance coverage for the other defendants is not adequate to compensate Soileau's injuries, damages and losses, and the suit alleges the plaintiff is entitled to recover these costs from Gainsco.

Soileau seeks monetary relief between $200,000 and $1 million, including actual and punitive damages, interests, attorney fees and court costs. She is represented by attorneys Paul F. Ferguson Jr. and Ryan M. Schaper of The Ferguson Law Firm in Beaumont.

Jefferson County District Court case number E-197780.

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