September trial slated for case alleging loose load caused injuries

By David Yates | Mar 7, 2013

A September trial has been slated in a suit brought by Joseph Lemelle, who sued Bo-Mac Contractors for injuries he received re-securing loose freight loaded by the company’s employees.

As previously reported, the suit was filed Feb. 21, 2012, in Jefferson County District Court.

The case was originally set for trial in April. Court records show that on Nov. 30 the parties filed an agreed motion for amended discovery control plan, asserting that the case would not be ready for trial in April.

On Dec. 5 Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, granted the motion, pushing the case back to the court’s September trial docket.

The petition states that on Feb. 22, 2010, Lemelle picked-up the load at a Bo-Mac facility in Rose City.

He was hauling the freight with his 18-wheeler tractor when load became loose, forcing Lemelle to attempt to re-secure the load, during which he injured himself.

The suit accuses the defendant of negligently failing to supervise the job site, train its employees and properly inspect and secure the load.

Lemelle is suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.

Houston attorney Jack Ivey represents him.

Beaumont attorney Howell Cobb III of Germer Gertz represents Bo-Mac.

Case No. A191-984

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