BEAUMONT - Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, doing business as Splash Transport, recently filed a motion for leave in an automobile collision suit against the company.

The suit was brought by a man claiming he was injured in a collision due to the negligence of one of its truck drivers.

Frank and Paula Crall filed the suit May 13, 2013 in Jefferson County District Court. Mitchell Lowe is also named as a defendant.

Court records show that on Oct. 6 the defendants filed their motion, stating they seek an order granting leave to allow them to provide a single response to the plaintiffs’ medical billing record affidavits after plaintiffs provide the defendants with all such billing record affidavits in order to save costs, foster efficiency and in order to facilitate scheduling issues with experts.

There is no current trial setting in the case.

According to the lawsuit, on March 14, 2013 Frank was in the turnaround lane on Dowlen Road in Beaumont when Lowe, who was operating a truck owned by Splash Transport and in the course and scope of his employment, rear-ended him.

The suit accuses Lowe of negligently failing to stay alert and further alleges Splash Transport was negligent in failing to employ a safe and competent driver.

Frank is suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment and lost wages.

His wife is suing for loss of consortium and services.

The defendants are represented by M.C. Carrington of Mehaffy Weber.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. B194-332

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