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Auto collision trial in JC ends with 10K verdict

By David Yates | Aug 6, 2018

Car accident 27

Seeking between $200,000 and $1 million in damages, Areina Shelby-Sears filed suit against Ginger Dean on April 4, 2016.

According to the petition, Shelby-Sears was traveling on Calder Avenue and was stopped at a yield sign when she was struck from behind.

The case was called up for trial in late July. Jurors found Dean negligent for causing the occurrence in question, according to the charge of the court, filed July 31.

Shelby-Sears was awarded $10,819 for her past medical expenses.

Jurors declined to award her any damages for her alleged pain, mental anguish and impairment.

The plaintiff is represented by the Bernsen Law Firm in Beaumont.

The defendant is represented by Houston attorney William Jackson.

Judge Baylor Wortham, 136th District Court, is presiding over the case.

Case No. D-198325

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