BEAUMONT – On behalf of a mother and her minor son, The Ferguson Law Firm has filed a lawsuit against Dayton Lease & Pipeline Services and a truck driver, who allegedly caused an automobile collision because he was distracted by his cell phone.
Seeking more than $1 million in damages, Victoria Mann filed the suit against Dayton and its employee, Nathan Hendrix, on Feb. 26 in Jefferson County District Court.
According to the lawsuit, on Feb. 15 Man was traveling on Highway 354 with her minor son when without warning Hendrix failed to pay attention to the roadway and “smashed” into her with his work truck.
“Mr. Hendrix ran a red light, as he was distracted by his cell phone,” the suit alleges. “NATHAN HENDRIX was in the course and scope of his employment with Defendant DAYTON PIPELINE at the time of the collision. As a result of
Defendants’ negligence, Plaintiffs are seriously and permanently injured.”
The plaintiffs are alleging gross negligence and are seeking punitive damages in addition to damages for their mental anguish, pain, medical expenses, impairment and disfigurement.
Cody Dishon represents them.
Judge Justin Sanderson, 60th District Court, has been assigned to the case.
Case No. B-203409