A Hardin County resident filed a lawsuit against a driver claiming legal debt in the aftermath of a 2014 motor vehicle mishap.

Celenda Peppenhorst of Kountze filed a complaint against Chelsye Tyler of Silsbee in Jefferson County District Court on July 1, claiming liability in a November 2014 accident which she avers left her with permanent injuries to her neck and body.

According to the suit, Peppenhorst was a passenger in a vehicle headed northbound on Eastex Freeway in Beaumont on or about Nov. 5, 2014. The suit states that when the driver of the plaintiff’s vehicle slowed for traffic ahead, the defendant failed to control her speed and suddenly rear-ended the automobile in which Peppenhorst was riding.

The plaintiff maintains that Tyler also failed to keep a proper lookout, apply her brakes in a timely manner, and drive her car safely. Claiming medical expenses, Peppenhorst asserts past and present physical impairment, arguing that she has sustained a loss in the future, “if not for the balance of her natural life.”

Peppenhorst seeks compensation for damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney’s fees, expenses, and costs.

She is represented by Tommy Yeates of Moore, Landrey in Beaumont.

Jefferson County District Court Case A-197291

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