Louisiana man sues over Bridge City wreck

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 3, 2011

A Louisiana man has filed suit against the driver who he claims rear-ended his vehicle.

Ross Edward Granger claims he was driving his 2000 Dodge Caravan north on Texas Avenue in Bridge City on March 7 when he stopped for traffic.

Suddenly, defendant Richard Warren Wright, who was driving a 2005 Dodge Ram for defendant EP HVAC US in the same direction, failed to stop and struck the back of Granger's vehicle, according to the complaint filed Aug. 22 in Jefferson County District Court.

Because of the collision, Granger sustained severe injuries to his cervical and lumbar spine and has been forced to seek treatment with a neurosurgical spinal care specialist, the suit states. In addition, Granger incurred medical costs; lost earnings and his earning capacity; and experienced physical pain, suffering, mental and emotional anguish and disability, the complaint says.

Granger blames Wright for causing the collision, saying Wright negligently failed to control his speed, failed to maintain a proper lookout, failed to monitor traffic on the road on which he was driving and failed to avoid colliding with Granger, among other negligent acts.

In his complaint, Granger is seeking an unspecified judgment, plus pre- and post-judgment interest, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Joseph F. Garr Jr. of Lafayette, La., will be representing him.

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

Case No. E190-708

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