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Auto accident prompts one motorist to sue the other

Two Texas residents--a man and a woman--were involved in a motor vehicle collision two years ago on May 4, 2012. The woman has filed a lawsuit against the man alleging he is at fault for the accident. She is suing for an unspecified amount of monetary compensation.

The complaint was put into the Galveston County District Court on Dec 26. The court papers indicate that the man failed to maintain proper lookout, proper control, take evasive action and claim that he was speeding.

Reportedly, the incident occurred near the intersection of FM 646 and West Walker Street. Documents assert that the impact from the defendant's car caused the plaintiff to sustain several bodily injuries.

The petition states that the woman's body was jerked back and forth within her vehicle upon contact between the two cars. The complainant asserts she suffered injuries to her back, neck, legs and chest and came out of the collision with contusions and a beat-up body that experienced a good amount of shock.

In the incident outlined above, the plaintiff claims the auto accident occurred due to driver negligence. The crash may have caused permanent injuries or physical impairment to the plaintiff who may have collected bills through hospital visits and medical treatments. She may have further lost wages due to her inability to work during her recovery.

Car insurance companies may have the resources and knowledge to avoid paying just compensation for monetary damages to a complainant. They also may not take into account residual effects that may occur as a result of a car accident, such as mental anguish and recurring pain and suffering, as they attempt to settle a claim as quickly as possible. A personal injury lawyer may litigate on a plaintiff's behalf against an insurance company to ensure he or she receives fair reimbursement.

Source: The Southeast Texas Record, "Alleged collision between local motorists yields lawsuit", John Suayan, January 02, 2014

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