The civil trial of a plaintiff injured when a van took off before he was completely seated has been reset from March to May.

Shuron Hubert filed suit against BNSF Railway and Renzenberger Inc. on Jan. 27, 2011, in Jefferson County District Court.

Court records show that on Dec. 25, 2010, Hubert, a BNSF Railway employee, entered a van owned by Renzenberger when it suddenly accelerated. Hubert was able to hang on but injured his back in the process.

On Jan. 9 an agreed motion for continuance was filed, asking that case be removed from the court's March docket and reset for a preferential trial setting on May 7, court records show.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, granted the motion on Jan. 19.

Both defendants have filed answers asserting contributory negligence, court records show.

Renzenberger was hired by BNSF to transport employees to a work site, court papers say.

Hubert claims the defendants were negligent and is seeking monetary and punitive damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Clint E. McGuire of The Law Firm of Alton C. Todd in Friendswood represents him.

Case No. A189-266

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