Woman claims tire, wheel fell off back of truck, struck vehicle

By Ben Hart | May 1, 2014

A Texas woman is suing over claims she sustained injuries after a wheel and tire hit her vehicle.

Shanna W. Smith filed a lawsuit April 15 in the Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas against Tire Centers LLC, claiming negligence. 

Smith alleges she suffered injuries when her vehicle was struck by a wheel and tire which had fallen out of the defendant's truck on East Gentry Parkway in Tyler on June 2, causing her injuries.

According to the brief, the driver, Erik S. Miller, was not driving with care and failed to properly secure the cargo in his truck, resulting in the accident.

Smith is seeking damages, interest and court costs.

She is being represented in the case by attorneys G.R. Akin P.C. and Keith Miller.

Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas Case No. 2:14-cv-00350-JRG-RSP.


This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Marshall Division Courthouse. 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.

More News

The Record Network