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Man blames coffee truck wreck for injuries

By Annie Cosby | Jan 15, 2015

A Jefferson County man is suing over claims he was injured in a collision with a coffee delivery truck.

James A. Bellot filed a lawsuit Oct. 17 in Jefferson County District Court against Community Coffee Company and Christopher M. Zimmerman, citing negligence.

According to the complaint, Bellot was driving eastbound on 46th Street in Port Arthur on Jan. 28, 2013, when Zimmerman, who was driving a Community Coffee delivery truck, failed to yield right of way from a private drive and struck the plaintiff's vehicle. Bellot says he sustained property damage to his car and bodily injury to his head, neck and back. Zimmerman and Community Coffee are accused of negligence and negligence per se.

Bellot seeks more than $200,000 in compensatory and exemplary damages, interest and attorney fees. He is represented by attorneys Casey H. Hargroder and H. Scott Alexander of Kebodeaux, Hargroder & Alexander in Beaumont.

Jefferson County District Court case number: B-196285

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