A woman claims she incurred medical costs after a driver rear-ended her vehicle.

Deborah Edwards filed a lawsuit July 17 in the Jefferson County District Court against Leroy Jones and L.H. Chaney Materials. 

In her complaint, Edwards claims she was driving west on Interstate Highway 10 when she slowed down due to heavy traffic. Suddenly, defendant Leroy Jones, who was driving for L.H. Chaney Materials, struck the back of her vehicle, according to the complaint.

In addition to her medical costs, Edwards endured physical pain and suffering, experienced physical impairment and suffered physical disfigurement, the suit states. She also endured property damages, lost wages and suffered mental anguish, the complaint says.

Edwards blames Jones for causing the collision, saying he negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, lacked proper control, failed to control his speed, failed to timely apply his brakes and took faulty evasive action.

Edwards seeks a judgment in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits of the court, plus pre- and post-judgment interest, costs and other relief the court deems just.

She is being represented by attorneys J. Trenton Bond and Chris M. Portner of Portner Bond in Beaumont.

Jefferson County District Court case number B195-889

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Jefferson County District Court. 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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