A Beaumont resident names a medical services provider as the defendant in a lawsuit following a collision with an unidentified driver who operated the provider's vehicle.

Johnny Cooper filed a lawsuit Oct. 7 in Jefferson County District Court against Group Care Medical Services and Group Care Home Health.

Cooper claims he drove on Folsom Drive in Beaumont on April 28 when an unidentified driver working for Group Care failed to yield the right-of-way and caused the collision.

Because of the collision, Cooper experienced extreme pain, suffering, mental anguish, disfigurement and physical impairment and lost earnings, according to the complaint.

Cooper blames the driver of Group Care's vehicle for causing the collision, saying the driver negligently failed to maintain a proper lookout and failed to safely turn.

He says Group Care negligently entrusted its vehicle to an unsafe driver.

In his complaint, Cooper seeks an unspecified judgment, plus interest at the legal rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

James E. Payne, Jennifer Job Seale and Kendall S. Cockrell of Provost and Umphrey Law Firm in Beaumont will be representing him.

The case has been assigned to Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court.

Jefferson County District Court case number: E188-547

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