Beaumont attorney Ramie Griffin Jr., who practices criminal law, is the plaintiff in a personal injury suit filed March 21 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the plaintiff's original petition, on Nov. 24, 2006 Griffin was the passenger in a vehicle driven by defendant Terry Sumpter when it was rear-ended by the vehicle of defendant Carl Gremminger. Griffin sustained injuries in the collision and says it was caused by negligent acts on the part of the defendants.

As plaintiff, Griffin is seeking damages for past and future physical pain and mental anguish, medical expenses, physical impairment and lost wages.

He also alleges that he suffered damages in excess of the amount of insurance coverage in effect for Gremminger.

Regarding Sumpter, the plaintiff says he is entitled to an underinsured motorist claim against the defendant's AAA Texas County Mutual Insurance Co., Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Co. and the U.S. Liability Insurance Co. The insurance carriers are also named as defendants.

Jon Burmeister of the Moore Landrey firm in Beaumont is representing Griffin in the case.

It has been assigned to the 136th District Court of Judge Milton Shuffield.

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