MARSHALL - A maker of smoked sausage and deli meats is being sued by a Smith County resident after one of its employees failed to stop and caused a rear-end collision.

Brad Kurt Adcock filed suit against Armour-Eckrich Meats on Nov. 8 in Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division.

The incident occurred on Feb. 2 as Adcock was driving his vehicle northbound on S. Main Street in Lindale. He states he stopped at a red light and when the light turned green, he was rear-ended by an employee of Armour-Eckrich. According to the complaint, Adcock claims the collision caused him to sustain injuries.

The lawsuit argues that Armour-Eckrich Meats is vicariously liable for the acts of its employee.

The defendant is accused of negligence for failing to control his speed, failing to timely apply his brakes, failing to keep a proper lookout and for rear-ending Adcock.

The plaintiff is seeking damages for physical pain, mental anguish, lost earnings, physical impairment, medical expenses, interest and court costs.

Adcock is represented by Keith Miller of Law Office of Keith Miller in Tyler and Charles H. Clark and Gregory S. Porter of Clark & Porter in Tyler.

A jury trial is requested.

U.S. District Judge David Folsom is assigned to the case.

Case No. 2:11-cv-00473

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