An Orange woman claims she incurred medical costs after a driver rear-ended her when she stopped at an intersection.

Christa Cousar filed a lawsuit April 5 in Jefferson County District Court against Cobin Rocio.

Cousar claims she stopped at the intersection of College Street and 11th Street in Beaumont on May 4 when Rocio failed to control his speed and struck the rear of her vehicle.

In additon to her medical costs, Cousar experienced physical pain, suffering and mental anguish because of the collision, according to the complaint.

She blames Rocio for causing the accident, saying he negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to turn his motor vehicle to the side to avoid a collision, failed to maintain a clear and reasonable distance between his vehicle and Cousar's, drove too fast and failed to apply his brakes in a timely manner.

In her complaint, Cousar seeks damages within the jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, pre-judgment interest at the maximum rate allowed by law, post-judgment interest at the legal rate, costs and other relief to which she may be entitled.

John Pat Parsons and Barrett Lindsay of the Lindsay Law Firm in Beaumont will be representing her.

The case has been assigned to Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court.

Jefferson County District Court case number: D186-452.

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