Parent sues driver's estate for head-on collision injuries

By Carol Ostrow | May 21, 2015

BEAUMONT -- A father filed a lawsuit against an Orange County man for alleged vehicular negligence in 2013.

Donald Nolan, of Orangefield, filed individually, and as next friend of minors Abrien Galloway and Armani Galloway, against Robert Dewees and Sharon Milligan, as representatives of Robert Dewees and the estate of Robert Dewees, on May 13 in Jefferson County District Court, claiming negligence in a May 2013 automobile collision.

The plaintiff states that he and his children were passengers in a vehicle traveling west on FM 365 when Robert Dewees, traveling east, entered the westbound lane and struck their car. The lawsuit cites the defendant with breach of duty to exercise ordinary care, citing failure to brake, maintain a lookout, drive safely, keep a safe distance and control the vehicle. Allegations state that Dewees also failed to take evasive action and was driving in the wrong lane.

Nolan claims injuries to his head, neck, back, chest, stomach, extremities and general body.

Citing physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, impairment and medical expenses for himself and the minor children, as well as lost wages and earning capacity for himself, Nolan seeks compensation of between $100,000 and $500,000; pre- and post-judgment interest; attorney’s fees; expenses and costs.

He is represented by Tom Oxford of Waldman Smallwood in Beaumont.

Jefferson County District Court case no. A-197105.

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