NEW ORLEANS — Two women are suing an insurer, a trucking company and a truck driver, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

Car owner Nathalee Penton and driver Sharon Crawford are suing National Interstate Insurance Company, Service Transport Company and Syed Kazmi. The plaintiffs filed a complaint on Sept. 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, alleging that Service Transport employee Kazmi, insured by National Interstate, failed to observe due caution.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on March 1, Penton and Crawford were traveling westbound on I-12 in a 2004 Buick LeSabre when an tractor-trailer being driven by Kazmi, who was traveling in the same direction, changed lanes improperly and collided with the plaintiffs' vehicle, causing personal and emotional injuries that resulted in pain, mental anguish, disability, medical expenses and loss of enjoyment of life. The plaintiffs hold Kazmi responsible he allegedly failed to maintain proper lookout, failed to observe traffic condition and drove recklessly. The hold Service Transport, which was insured by National Interstate, responsible because it allegedly carelessly failed to select, train and supervise its diver.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendants, jointly and severally, for such sums reasonable under the premises, plus interest and for all costs of these proceedings. They are represented by Michael Hingle and Michael Hingle III of Michael Hingle & Associates LLC in Slidell.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-14613

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