A Texas man has filed a personal injury suit against a truck company over an Alabama collision that took place three months ago.
According to the suit filed by Roy Edward James in Texas’ Galveston County District Court on March 6, he was driving from Alvin, Texas to St. Petersburg, Florida to deliver a vehicle for Ron Carter Chevrolet when he was struck from behind by a tractor trailer co-owned by Tennessee-based Milan Express at a traffic stop in Mobile, Alabama.
According to the suit, James had stopped his truck because of the vehicle in front of him coming to a halt. Moments later, the suit says, a tractor trailer “traveling at a high rate of speed” rear-ended his vehicle.
James claims that he suffered multiple injuries to various body parts including his neck, right shoulder, and low back.
The suit alleges negligence on the part of Milan for hiring and retaining the driver, Bradley Eugene Godwin, who failed to observe traffic rules and regulations. Godwin has not been named as a defendant, though.
The suit also alleges negligence on the part of Milan for recklessness and malice.
James claims to have experienced property damage, medical costs, pain and suffering, disfigurement, impairment, mental anguish, and lost consortium and household services.
James seeks damages in excess of $50,000 and has asked for a trial by jury.