Rosalinda Pineda "sustained debilitating injuries" when the vehicle she was riding in was struck by Kelvin Lynn Edwards, a Bruckner Leasing Co. employee. Pineda is suing Edwards and the company for more than $50,000.
She filed her personal injury suit with the Jefferson County District Court on June 26. Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd Judicial District, will preside over the case.
According to the plaintiff's original petition, the auto collision occurred on Dec. 24, 2006. Pineda was a passenger when the vehicle she was riding in was struck by a vehicle owned by Bruckner Leasing. "At the time of the accident, Edwards was in the course and scope of his employment with Bruckner Leasing."
Pineda is suing the Edwards and the company under the legal doctrine respondent superior, Latin for let the master answer.
"Edwards was operating the vehicle in a negligent and careless manner," the suit said, adding that he breached his duty to exercise ordinary care and operate his vehicle reasonably and prudently.
Pineda is suing for physical pain and suffering in the past and future, mental anguish in the past and future, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, disfigurement in the past and future, physical impairment in the past and future, and past and future medical expenses.
She is demanding a trial by and is represented by attorney Todd Elias of the Gordon & Elias law firm.
Case No. E179-566