The Louisiana Record Jul. 8, 2016, 2:49pm


NEW ORLEANS — A Covington motorist is suing another driver and insurance companies, alleging negligence led to him being struck by a vehicle and injured. 

Benjamin Boyce filed a lawsuit June 14 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Whitney Trosclair of Denton, Texas, Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, alleging negligence in that Trosclair operated a vehicle in a dangerous and reckless manner.

According to the complaint, on July 25, 2015, while Boyce was driving northbound on state Highway 1, suddenly he was struck by a vehicle operated by Trosclair, who was driving southbound on the same highway. 

As a result of the crash, Boyce sustained injuries to his neck, back, knee and other parts of the body. The lawsuit states this resulted in physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of wages and benefits, loss of enjoyment of life, disability, disfigurement and medical expenses. 

The plaintiff alleges Trosclair operated the vehicle while intoxicated, is guilty of hit and run driving, failing to keep proper lookout and failing to stop on a timely manner.

Boyce also says his $75,000 requirements for medical expenses go over his limit of insurance coverage.

Boyce seeks a trial by jury, reasonable damages plus interest, legal costs and all other relief deemed proper by the court. He is represented by attorneys Peter M. Cahagan and Joseph Maselli, Jr. of Plauche Maselli Parkenson LLP in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-10057

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