PU seeks default judgment in collision suit

By David Yates | Jun 30, 2015

A Hardin County couple recently filed a motion for default judgment against the driver who they claim rear-ended the camper they were hauling.

Robert Black and Jo Ann Cook filed a lawsuit against Wesley Brumley on May 20, 2013, in Jefferson County District Court.

Two years later, the plaintiffs, through the Provost Umphrey law firm, filed a motion for summary judgment on May 28, court records show.

The motion asserts the Brumley has failed to answer the claim within the allotted time, entitling the plaintiffs to award to be determined at hearing.

According to the lawsuit, Black was driving a vehicle that was pulling a camper trailer behind it on Oct. 17, 2012. Suddenly, Brumley struck the back of the trailer. At the time of the collision, Cook was riding as a passenger in the vehicle.

Because of the collision, Black and Cook incurred medical costs, lost their earnings and their earning capacities and experienced physical pain and mental anguish, the suit states. They also suffered physical impairment and physical disfigurement, the complaint says.

In their complaint, Black and Cook are seeking damages in excess of the minimum limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus pre- and post-judgment interest at the legal rate, costs, punitive and exemplary damages and other relief the court deems just.

PU attorney Paul F. Ferguson Jr. represents them.

Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, is presiding over the case.

Case No. D194-362

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