Florida man sued for $1 million after allegedly t-boning car in parking lot

Michelle Massey Feb. 22, 2011, 1:21am

A Florida resident is being sued for more than $1 million after he allegedly broadsided a car in a business parking lot.

Amy Holliman filed suit against Quality Enterprises USA Inc., Quality Environment Co. Inc., Julio C. Jimenez and Wausau Underwriters Insurance Co. on Feb. 11 in federal court in New Orleans.

The accident occurred on Sept. 19, 2010 as Holliman was driving her Ford Mustang in a private parking lot of a Kenner business. Holliman states that she was proceeding straight ahead through the parking lot at a reasonable speed when the defendant's pickup struck her vehicle in the right side, causing a "T-bone" type of accident.

The defendant is accused of negligence for failing to keep a proper lookout, operating the vehicle at a speed which was excessive and unsafe under the circumstances, failing to keep his vehicle under control, failing to yield the right of way, failing to brake in time and failing to operate his vehicle in the manner indicated by the parking lot directions and striping.

Holliman states that the Quality defendants are liable for defendant Jimenez's actions as he was their employee acting in the course and scope of his employment at the time of the collision.

The plaintiff is seeking more than $1 million in damage for mental and physical pain and anguish, loss of enjoyment and disability, loss of income and earning capacity, medical expenses, court costs and interest.

Holliman is represented by Gulfport, Miss. attorney George W. Healey. A jury trial is requested.

U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon is assigned to the case.

Case No. 2:11-cv-00296

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