Final judgment entered in JC collision suit, plaintiff awarded ‘nothing’

By David Yates | Jan 23, 2019

BEAUMONT – A final judgment was recently entered in an automobile collision lawsuit, declaring that the plaintiff recover “nothing.”

Seeking up to $1 million in damages, Moises Mendoza, individually and as next of friend of minor NM, filed suit against Allen Perkins and Alicia Collins on May 11, 2016, in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the original petition, on Nov. 29, 2015, Perkins was on Park North stopped at a stop sign prior to entering Eastex Freeway in Beaumont. NM had exited US 69 and was in the left lane when Perkins allegedly failed to yield and turned onto the service road, causing the two vehicles to collide.

Alicia Collins owned the car driven by Perkins, the petition states.

Court records show the case went to trial in late November and ended with jurors assigning blame to both NM and Perkins, assigning 60 percent of the negligence to Perkins.

The jury awarded no damages to NM for his alleged pain, mental anguish, impairment, medical expenses and disfigurement.

On Dec. 27, a final judgment was entered in the case, declaring that NM recover nothing from Perkins.

The judgment was signed by now retired Judge Donald Floyd, formerly of the 172nd District Court.

The original petition was filed through Beaumont attorney Mark Sparks.

Case No. E-198511

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