A Beaumont man claims he suffered severe injuries after a driver rear-ended his vehicle, causing it to roll onto its top.
Jeff Medley filed a lawsuit Sept. 10 in Jefferson County District Court against Nelson Bentley Cammack and Mercury County Mutual Insurance Co.
In his complaint, Medley alleges he was driving on State Highway 326 near Sour Lake when Cammack, who was driving behind Medley, rear-ended his vehicle, causing it to roll and land on its top.
In addition to his severe injuries, Medley incurred medical costs, lost his earnings and his earning capacity and suffered physical pain and mental anguish, according to the complaint. He also suffered physical impairment and physical disfigurement, the suit states.
At the time of the accident, Medley had insurance through Mercury, which was supposed to provide coverage for any damages he sustained in a collision with an uninsured or underinsured driver, the complaint says.
In his complaint, Medley seeks a judgment in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus pre- and post-judgment interest at the legal rate, costs, punitive and exemplary damages and other relief the court deems just.
Paul F. Ferguson Jr. of Provost and Umphrey Law Firm in Beaumont will be representing him.
Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, has been assigned to the case.
Case No. D194-721