Hardin County resident Alex Balla has filed suit against Hurricane Unlimited and truck driver Jason Tarver, who allegedly struck Balla last October.

The suit was filed March 14 in Jefferson Court District Court.

According to his petition, on Oct. 25 Balla, driving a 2006 Ford F150 truck, was traveling southbound on the Eastex Freeway in Beaumont when Tarver, driving a tractor-trailer flatbed owned by Hurricane Unlimited, failed to control his speed and collided with Balla.

The suit further alleges Tarver negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, apply his brakes in a timely manner and maintain control of the vehicle.

The suit also faults Hurricane Unlimited with negligent entrustment.

The plaintiff is suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.

Beaumont attorney James Payne of Provost Umphrey represents him.

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

Case No. E189-595

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