A man has filed suit against the driver who he claims struck the side of his vehicle.

Larry Nelson claims he was driving north on U.S. Highway 287 on March 26 when a vehicle in front of him suddenly slowed. Nelson switched lanes and was able to avoid a collision, according to the complaint filed June 14 in Jefferson County District Court.

However, defendant Jeremy Daniel then struck the truck Nelson was driving for KDSI Trucking and Kero Trucking, the suit states.

Because of the collision, Nelson incurred medical costs, experienced physical pain, suffering and physical impairment and lost earnings, the complaint says. In addition, he claims he suffered mental anguish.

Kero and KDSI claim they suffered a loss of income because their truck was out of service for a time following the collision.

Daniel negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to turn in an effort to avoid a collision, drove too fast and failed to properly apply his brakes, according to the complaint.

In their complaint, Nelson, Kero and KDSI are seeking a judgment within the jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus pre-judgment interest at the maximum rate allowed by law, post-judgment interest at the legal rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Jeffrey T. Roebuck of Roebuck, Thomas, Roebuck and Adams in Beaumont will be representing them.

The case has been assigned to Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court.

Case No. D192-566

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