Couple claims injuries in automobile collision

By Kelly Holleran | Nov 13, 2012

A man and his wife have filed suit against the driver who they claim failed to yield the right-of-way, causing a collision.

In his complaint, Arthur Doug McMakin claims his wife, Brenda McMakin, was driving his vehicle in Beaumont on March 16, 2012, when defendant Betty Galassi failed to yield the right-of-way and struck the automobile.

Because of the collision, Brenda McMakin experienced physical pain, suffering and mental anguish, according to the complaint filed Nov. 1 in Jefferson County District. Arthur Doug McMakin incurred property costs, the suit states.

The McMakins blame Galassi for causing the collision, saying she negligently failed to yield the right-of-way, failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to maintain proper control of her vehicle, drove in a reckless manner, failed to timely apply her brakes and failed to turn to avoid the collision.

In their complaint, the McMakins seek actual and exemplary damages, plus pre- and post-judgment interest at the highest rate allowed by law, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Gilbert T. Adams of the Law Offices of Gilbert T. Adams in Beaumont will be representing them.

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

Case No. B193-536

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