Two Beaumont residents named in suit brought by driver

By Kelly Holleran | Feb 5, 2013

A Beaumont man claims he incurred medical costs after a driver struck his vehicle.

Jason Ortiz filed a lawsuit Jan. 24 in Jefferson County District Court against Andre Hebert and Thomas Hebert.

In his complaint, Ortiz alleges he drove on March 6 when defendant Andre Hebert, who was driving a vehicle owned by Thomas Hebert, collided with him.

Because of the collision, Ortiz incurred medical costs, suffered mental anguish and disfigurement, lost wages and endured pain and suffering, according to the complaint.

Ortiz blames Hebert for causing the collision, saying he negligently failed to control his speed, drove too fast, failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to keep a safe distance between his vehicle and Ortiz’s, failed to swerve to avoid a collision and failed to bring the vehicle he was driving to a stop, among other negligent acts.

In his complaint, Ortiz seeks actual damages, plus pre- and post-judgment interest at the highest legal rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Jason L. Cansler of The Law Offices of Jason L. Cansler in Beaumont will be representing him.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. E193-853

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