Man claims permanent injuries from auto crash

By Kelly Holleran | Dec 13, 2010

A Jefferson County man claims he suffered permanent bodily impairment after a driver caused a multi-car collision.

Miguel DiCario filed a lawsuit Dec. 8 in Jefferson County District Court against Tamika Patterson and Miranda Bailey.

While driving in the 100 block of Cardinal Drive near the Highway 69 overpass in Beaumont on Dec. 11, 2008, Dicario claims a driver rear-ended him.

"Defendant Miranda Bailey failed to control her speed and violently rear-ended Defendant Tamika Patterson," the suit states. "Defendant Tamika Patterson failed to control her speed and violently rear-ended the Plaintiff, Miguel DiCario."

In addition to his bodily impairment, DiCario sustained scarring, lost his earnings and his earning capacity and experienced physical pain and mental anguish, the complaint says. He also claims he incurred medical costs.

DiCario blames the defendants for causing the collision, saying they negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, drove too fast, failed to turn their vehicle to avoid a collision, failed to timely apply their brakes and failed to keep proper control of their vehicle.

In his complaint, DiCario seeks a judgment in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court and exemplary damages, plus pre- and post-judgment interest, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Stephen N. Williams of The Williams Firm in Beaumont will be representing him.

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

Case No. E188-933

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