A Harris County man filed suit against a Fort Bend County resident, charging negligence in an automobile accident.

Osvaldo Chapa filed a lawsuit Dec. 31, 2014, in the Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Lavance Kirkland Jr. of Missouri City.

According to the complaint, on Dec. 10, 2014, Chapa was traveling northbound on state route 45 North in Galveston when Kirkland, who was driving in the same lane, collided with Chapa’s car. The suit says Kirkland violated vehicle safety law, traveled at an unsafe speed, failed to operate his vehicle safely, brake, keep a lookout, maintain a safe distance and yield right of way.

Chapa experienced suffering and costs due to medical treatment, physical impairment and disfigurement, and lost earning capacity, the suit states.

The plaintiff seeks between $100,000 and $200,000 in damages for injuries sustained, attorney fees, expenses and costs. Chapa is represented by attorney John Arthur Daspit of Daspit Law Firm in Houston.

Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number: 15CV0042

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