NEW ORLEANS – A
Louisiana man alleges he filed a claim to the federal government after a
motor vehicle accident with a federal employee and that the claim has
yet to be decided.
Clarence Ventress filed a complaint on March
23 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
against United States of America alleging that the government entity
failed to comply with the Federal Tort Claims Act.
the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Aug. 31, 2014, he suffered
property damage and personal injury due to an accident caused by the
negligence of a U.S. Postal Service employee in New Orleans. The
plaintiff alleges he timely presented his claim in writing to the
defendant, which has yet to be decided. The plaintiff holds United
States of America responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to
make its final disposition as to the plaintiff’s claim as more than six
months since the claim was presented.
The plaintiff seeks actual damages of $1.5 million, property damages
of $18,000, and all other past and future general damages, costs of
suit, interest and all other relief as the court deems appropriate. He
is represented by Stephen M. Huber, Brian P. Marcelle and Logan S.
Albertine of Huber, Slack, Thomas & Marcelle LLP in New Orleans and
Edward J. Womac Jr. and Guy S. Parks of Edward J. Womac Jr. and
Associates LLC in New Orleans.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-02437