BEAUMONT – A Deweyville couple are seeking damages from a Louisiana man and his employer over a collision that occurred at an intersection near Tarkington Prairie.
Wesley Eugene Thompson and Beverly A. Thompson filed a complaint on Feb. 12 in the Beaumont Division of the Eastern District of Texas against Caliber Valve and Controls LLC and Jacob P. Hathaway alleging negligence
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Feb. 19, 2017, they were stopped in their vehicle at the intersection of Texas Highway 105 and Texas Highway 2518 near Tarkington Prairie when Hathaway rear-ended their vehicle. The plaintiffs allege they sustained serious and debilitating injuries to their necks and backs and were caused to suffer medical related expenses, pain, mental anguish and physical impairment and disfigurement because of the collision.
The suit states Hathaway was employed by Caliber Valve at the time of collision.
The plaintiffs holds Caliber Valve and Controls LLC and Hathaway responsible because defendant Hathaway allegedly failed to maintain a proper lookout, failed to control the speed of his vehicle and failed to take evasive action to avoid the collision.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek monetary relief of more than $75,000, with interest, costs and such other and further relief to which they may be entitled. They are represented by Casey H. Hargroder and H. Scott Alexander of Kebodeaux, Hargroder & Alexander LLP in Beaumont.
Beaumont Division of the Eastern District of Texas case number 1:19-cv-00071