Pedestrian sues motorist over Independence Day accident damages

By Carol Ostrow | Aug 5, 2015

A Galveston County resident is suing a motorist alleging negligence in a 2013 Harris County automobile-pedestrian collision, claiming that her damages far exceed the court’s minimum jurisdictional limits.

Stella Baker filed a lawsuit against Delia Rae Womack in Galveston County District Court on July 1, claiming liability in a violent July 2013 accident resulting from an alleged traffic violation.

According to the suit, the plaintiff was walking on Sixth Street in Texas City on July 4, 2013, when Womack supposedly disregarded a red light and crashed into her. Baker claims neck and back injuries.

The complaint states that the defendant negligently operated her vehicle and failed to exercise ordinary care, drive her vehicle safely, comply with traffic regulations, pay attention, control her speed, yield the right of way at an intersection, and brake her car or take other evasive action to avoid the victim.

Baker alleges pain and suffering, anguish, emotional distress, impairment, disfigurement, loss of earning capacity and the ability to enjoy life, and medical expenses.

The plaintiff seeks up to $200,000 in compensation for damages, penalties, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney’s fees, expenses, and costs. The plaintiff is represented by Adam Ramji and Sondet Parnell of Ramji & Associates in Houston.

Galveston County District Court case number 15-CV-0669.

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