Woman seeks more than $1M after collision

By Annie Cosby | Dec 9, 2014

A Louisiana woman is suing over claims she was injured in a collision at the intersection of Avenue H and Fifth Street in Silsbee.

Carolyn Bynum filed a lawsuit Oct. 6 in Jefferson County District Court against Earl Davenport, All Star Plumbing and Elisabeth Richard, citing negligence.

According to the complaint, Bynum was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Richard on Avenue H in Silsbee on May 14, when Richard turned left onto Fifth Street and Davenport, while driving in the scope of his employment with All Star Plumbing, ran a red light and slammed directly into the portion of Richard's vehicle where Bynum was seated.

The complaint states Bynum suffered injuries to her neck, shoulder and body in general. Davenport is accused of gross negligence in running a red light and inattention, while Richard is accused of negligence for making no attempt to avoid the collision.

All Star Plumbing is sued pursuant to respondeat superior and accused of negligent entrustment, hiring, and supervision.

Bynum seeks more than $1 million in damages, including medical bills, loss of earning capacity, interest, exemplary damages and costs of court.

She is represented by attorneys Clay Dugas and Cody Rees of Beaumont.

Jefferson County District Court case number: B-196192

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