MARSHALL — A guardian is suing a trailer truck owner and driver, alleging their negligence caused injuries to a child. 

Wanda Hodges, individually and as guardian of M.W., an incapacitated minor, filed a complaint Feb. 15 in the Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas against Werner Enterprises Inc. and James Bernard Clark, alleging Werner negligently allowed an unqualified driver to operate a commercial truck.

According to the complaint, on Nov. 19, 2015, M.W. sustained a serious and life-altering brain injury, when Clark, who was operating a an 18-wheeler tractor-trailer owned and maintained by Werner, slammed his vehicle into a car in which M.W. was a passenger. 

The plaintiff alleges Clark failed to operate the trailer truck in a safe and prudent manner when he failed to stop at a stop sign.

Hodges seeks trial by jury, damages to be determined by jury, interest, costs of suit and all other just and proper relief. She is represented by attorneys R. Dean Gresham, Bruce W. Steckler and L. Kirstine Rogers of Steckler Gresham Cochran PLLC in Dallas, and by Kurt Truelove of Truelove Law Firm PC in Marshall.

Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas Case number 6:17-cv-00089

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