NEW ORLEANS – A Mississippi man has filed suit against a St. Bernard Sheriff's Office employee after an accident in Mississippi.

Bruce Dyleski filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Byron M. Shoemaker alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Sept. 8, 2015, he was driving his 1999 S10 Chevrolet on state Highway 603, at the same time and place the defendant was traveling eastbound on Road 419. The suit states the defendant made a left turn onto state Highway 603 and caused a collision. The plaintiff alleges the incident resulted in serious injuries to his tibia plateau fracture, causing him to suffer emotional distress, physical pain and suffering, lost wages, inconvenience and discomfort. The plaintiff holds Shoemaker responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to yield, failed to keep vehicle under control, failed to properly maintain and inspect the vehicle.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in his favor, actual and compensatory damages of more than $200,000, prejudgment, post-judgment interest and other equitable relief that the court deems just and appropriate. He is represented by Gorge W. Healy IV of Gorge W. Healy IV and Associates in Gulfport, Mississippi.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-12824

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