A Port Arthur man and woman have filed suit against the driver who they claim rear-ended the vehicle in which they were riding.

Gerald Norris and Stephanie Noyola allege Norris was driving on the Highway 69 feeder road on March 9, 2010, when defendant Julie Schexnider failed to control her speed and struck the back of Norris's vehicle. At the time of the collision, Noyola was riding in the vehicle with Norris.

Because of the collision, Norris and Noyola incurred medical costs, lost their earnings and their earning capacities and incurred physical impairment, physical pain and mental anguish, according to the complaint filed Nov. 18 in Jefferson County District Court. In addition, Norris incurred property damages and sustained severe neck and back pain while Noyola suffered headaches and severe injuries to her neck, back, shoulders and abdomen, the suit states.

Julie Schexnider negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to timely apply her brakes and failed to control her speed, the complaint says.

At the time of the collision, Julie Schexnider was driving a vehicle belonging to defendant Thomas Schexnider, Norris and Noyola claim.

In their complaint, the defendants seek an unspecified judgment, plus pre-judgment interest, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Jonathan C. Juhan and J.J. Bragg of Beaumont will be representing them.

The case has been assigned to Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court.

Case No. B191-382

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