Accident on College Street leads to negligence lawsuit

By Joel Brakken | Oct 7, 2013

A Smith County resident is suing after he was injured in a car crash. 

James A. Barnes filed a lawsuit Sept. 26 against James E. Crump in the District Court of Jefferson County, citing negligence.

According to the complaint, on Jan. 14, 2013 Barnes was injured when his vehicle collided with a vehicle driven by Crump at the intersection of College Street and Hospital Drive in Beaumont.

Barnes is seeking damages between $100,000 and $200,000. He is being represented in the case by Jeffrey C. Chilton of Packard Lapray.

District Court of Jefferson County Cause No. E194-836

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the District Court of Jefferson County. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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