Driver sues after rear-end collision

By Kelly Holleran | Mar 1, 2013

In recently filed court documents, a Jefferson County man claims he incurred medical costs after a driver rear-ended his vehicle.

Mohammad Mukhtar filed a lawsuit Feb. 22 in Jefferson County District Court against Charles Johnson.

In his complaint, Mukhtar claims he was driving on Concord Road on Jan. 23, 2012, when the vehicle in front of his slowed to make a left turn onto Pope Street. Accordingly, Mukhtar decreased his speed when Johnson, who was driving behind him, struck the back of his vehicle, according to the complaint.

Because of the collision, Mukhtar incurred medical costs, experienced physical pain and suffering, endured physical impairment and suffered mental anguish, the suit states.

Mukhtar blames Johnson for causing the collision, saying he negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to keep a safe distance between his vehicle and Johnson’s, drove too fast and failed to apply his brakes to avoid the collision.

In his complaint, Mukhtar seeks a judgment in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus pre- and post-judgment interest, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Chris M. Portner and J. Trenton Bond of Portner Bond in Beaumont will be representing him.

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

Case No. E193-979

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