Probation officer fears injuries from wreck will lead to job performance problems

By Kelly Holleran | Aug 4, 2014

A probation officer says she fears she will face problems attending to the physical requirements of her job after she sustained multiple injuries in a collision.

Charlotte Lynn Hardy filed a lawsuit July 22 in Galveston County Court of Law No. 2 against Robert George Carmody.

In her complaint, Hardy alleges she was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe west on East FM 646 approaching its intersection with South Egret Bay Boulevard on July 24, 2012, when Carmody, who was driving a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix east on the same road, allegedly disregarded a red turn-arrow light. Carmody attempted to turn north and smashed into the driver’s side of Hardy’s Tahoe, according to the complaint.

She claims she sustained injuries to her neck, shoulder, back and hips.

Because of the incident, Hardy claims she continues to experience chronic pain and fears the accident will cause problems for her work as a Galveston County probation officer. She also incurred medical costs, experienced physical pain and suffering, endured physical impairment, lost earnings and her earning capacity and suffered mental anguish, the suit states. She incurred property damages of about $11,000 and fears a future disease or medical condition, the complaint says.

Hardy blames Carmody for causing the collision saying he negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to stop at a red light, failed to grant her use of the intersection and failed to enter the intersection only when it was safe to do so.

Hardy seeks damages within the jurisdictional limits of the court, plus pre-judgment interest at the maximum rate allowed by law, post-judgment interest at the legal rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

She is being represented by attorney Aaron S. Rankin of The Law Offices of A. Craig Eiland in Galveston.

Galveston County Court of Law No. 2 case number CV-0072521


This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Galveston County Court of Law No. 2. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it represents only one side of the story.

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