According to a recent report in the Southeast Texas Record, a Longview woman has levied charges against the driver of a vehicle that collided with hers a little over a year ago. The main basis of the lawsuit is negligence. Karen Head was traveling on I-20 in early January 2011 going westbound. She was traveling in the outer lane of the roadway. According to the documents, defendant James Smith, was traveling in the same direction and in the same lane on the same roadway. Mr. Smith allegedly was attempting to pass Ms. Head’s vehicle by accelerating and moving past her using the inner lane of the roadway. It was at this time, according to filed documents, that Mr. Smith lost control of his vehicle and collided with the vehicle driven by Ms. Head. Ms. Head has filed the suit accusing the defendant of being negligent in failing to keep a proper look out, failing to pay enough attention to the roadway, operating a vehicle without consideration of the welfare of others using the roadway or their property and failing to operate the vehicle at a proper speed for the road conditions. Ms. Head is seeking an undisclosed financial award to cover the physical pain and impairment that she is experiencing, her medical expenses, the loss of earnings while she was out of work, the loss of ability to make the same amount of money that she was making previously, as well as interest on the damages and the court costs incurred in filing the suit. Her attorney has requested to have a trial in front of a jury as opposed to a bench trial. If you have been injured because of another person’s improper use of the roads, you too may be able to sue for damages. An experienced Texas personal injury attorney can assist you with your case.
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