Beaumont woman hit with $2,400 judgment for causing wreck

By David Yates | Jul 28, 2010

A Jefferson County jury recently found Beaumont resident Lynda Parmely negligently caused an automobile collision nearly five years ago.

Belinda Richard filed suit against Parmely in August 2006, alleging that on Nov. 9, 2005, "she sustained personal injuries due to the negligence of Parmely."

In her suit, Richard alleged Parmely "recklessly and carelessly" caused the collision by failing to yield the right-of-way.

The suit also accused Parmely of failing to keep a proper lookout and speeding.

However, the suit does not specify how or where the incident occurred.

According to the charge of the court, filed July 27 in Jefferson County District Court, jurors assigned 100 percent of the blame for the incident on Parmely.

Jurors awarded Richard $1,100 in past medical expenses, $300 in lost wages and $1,011.21 for the decreased market value of her vehicle.

Jurors did not award Richard any money for her alleged mental anguish.

The trial began July 20 in Judge Gary Sanderson's 60th District Court.

Richard was represented by Reaud, Morgan & Quinn attorney Mary Bradford.

Parmely was represented by attorney Mark Lambert of the Benckenstein, Norwell and Nathan law firm in Beaumont.

Case No. A177-558

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