NEW ORLEANS — Two Orleans Parish men are suing the U.S Postal Service and Amber Nelson, alleging the driver negligence caused a crash that injured the plaintiffs. 

Darnell Newman and Clarence Stokes filed a complaint Feb. 8 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against the U.S Postal Service and Amber Nelson of Slidell, Louisiana, alleging they failed to adequately accept and satisfy the plaintiffs' insurance claim within six months.

According to the complaint, on July 25, 2014, Newman was operating a motor vehicle in which Stokes was a passenger on Stemway Drive in New Orleans when Nelson, who was operating a postal service vehicle, caused a collision with the plaintiffs' vehicle. 

As a result of the accident, the suit says, Newman and Stokes sustained severe injuries resulting in physical and mental pain. lost wages and medical expenses. The plaintiffs allege Nelson failed to properly operate her vehicle, failed to maintain careful lookout and failed to act as a prudent and reasonable driver.

The suit says the postal service has denied the plaintiffs' insurance claim for damages.

Newman and Stokes seek trial by jury, judgment in an amount to be decided at trial, plus penalties and interest, attorney fees and costs and all other equitable relief. They are represented by attorneys Tim L. Fields and Jonathan D. Wasielewski of New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-01104

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