The Louisiana Record Jun. 30, 2016, 1:44pm


NEW ORLEANS — An Alabama man is suing a Louisiana motorist, alleging negligence in causing a vehicle crash.

Leonard Ganim filed a complaint June 10 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Michael Pagones alleging negligence in failing to obey traffic rules and regulations.

According to the complaint, on June 24, 2015, Ganim was driving a 2013 Ford Fusion west on state Highway 190 at the intersection of state Highway 11 in Sidell when his vehicle slammed into a 2001 Toyota Camry being driven operated by Pagones, who made an illegal left turn in front of the plaintiff's vehicle. The collision, the suit says, caused Ganim to sustain injuries, in physical pain, mental anguish, loss of wages, and medical expenses. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendant disregarded a red light, failed to yield right of way, failed to maintain proper lookout and negligently operated his vehicle.

Ganim seeks a trial by jury, damages of at least $300,000, interest, costs of suit and all other relief that is available under the circumstances. He is represented by attorney Scott E. Silbert of Silbert, Garon, Pitre & Friedman in New Orleans, and Edward Shamis Jr. of Slidell.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-09624

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