Passenger sues over auto accident injuries

By Kathy Woods | May 15, 2010

The driver of a Toyota Yaris and her insurers are being sued over injuries suffered by a passenger in another vehicle last year at the intersection of Camp and Julia in New Orleans.

Brandie Baque, Safe Auto Insurance Co., Franco Limene and Usagencies Casualty Insurance Co. are named as defendants in a suit filed May 14 in Orleans Parish District Court.

According to the complaint, plaintiff Germaine Armand of Jefferson Parish was a passenger in a vehicle operated by Franco Limene of Jefferson Parish on May 15, 2009, when suddenly and without warning, their vehicle was struck by the Yaris operated by Baque of Tangipahoa Parish.

The complaint alleges the defendant failed to maintain proper control of vehicle, failed to maintain proper lookout, failed to avoid striking another vehicle, operated a vehicle in a careless and reckless manner, failed to use reasonable vigilance and failed to obey traffic laws, among other things.

Armand is seeking damages for past, present and future physical pain and suffering, past, present and future mental pain and suffering, lost wages and past, present and future medical bills.

New Orleans attorney John D. Sileo is representing Armand.

Case number 10-4533

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