According to a recent personal injury suit, postman James Robert Taylor Jr. allegedly ran through an intersection and caused injuries to the occupants of a vehicle carrying two minors his truck collided with. The family has filed suit against the U.S. Postal service on the grounds that it is responsible for Taylor’s actions as his employer.
The suit was filed on January 29 in the Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas by Kevin and Leslie Wilson, both individually and as next friend of Colby and James Wilson, naming the post office as a defendant.
The suit says the Wilsons were proceeding through an intersection with a green light when the postal truck driven by Taylor failed to stop for a red light and collided with their vehicle.
The suit argues that the U.S. Postal Service is liable for the actions of Taylor because he was on his regular mail route and within the scope of his employment.
The Wilsons claim Taylor committed acts of carelessness, negligence, and negligence per se which were the accident’s cause.
The family seeks damages for medical expenses, physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, physical disability and impairment, disfigurement, loss of wages, loss of consortium, loss of household services, loss of use of Kevin Wilson’s truck, other property damage, and other incidental damages.