By DAVID YATES
On Tuesday, June 9 a plaintiff, who brought suit over an automobile collision in Port Arthur, landed a jury verdict totaling nearly $19,000 in damages.
Citing negligence, Juwon Dancy filed a lawsuit May 20, 2014, in Jefferson County District Court against Kerry Wayne Roberts.
The trial began June 8 and concluded the following day.
According to the original petition, Dancy was driving at the intersection of Dequeen and Thomas boulevards in Port Arthur on Aug. 6, 2013, when a vehicle driven by Roberts collided with the plaintiff’s vehicle.
A jury found the collision was caused by Roberts’ negligence and resulted in bodily harm and medical costs for Dancy.
Jurors awarded $8,861 in past heath care costs, $5,000 for past pain and mental anguish and $5,000 for past physical impairment, according to the charge of the court.
Jurors awarded Dancy no damages for future pain and mental anguish.
Attorney John A. Carwile represents Dancy.
Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, is presiding over the case.
Jefferson County District Court Case No. E195-731