Law enforcement officer and employers sued for allegedly injuring man

By Louisiana Record reports | Sep 11, 2014

GRETNA – Two law enforcement officers and their employers are being sued for allegedly injuring a man in a car accident.

John Polk Jr. filed suit against National Fire Insurance Company of Hartford, Jason Ard in his capacity as Sheriff of Livingston Parish, City of Kenner, Adam Holden and Christy Norris in the 24th Judicial District Court on July 22.

Polk asserts he was driving westbound on I-10 near the Williams Boulevard intersection in Kenner when Holden, in his official capacity as a deputy, drove his vehicle into the back of a police cruiser driven by Norris, in her capacity as a Kenner police officer, who collided with the rear of Polk’s truck. The plaintiff claims he received bodily injuries to his face, head, neck, back, hips, legs and knees in the incident.

The defendant is accused of following another vehicle too closely, failing to drive in a careful and prudent manner, failing to maintain reasonable and proper control, operating the vehicle under his control and failing to see what should have been seen.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for mental anguish, physical pain and suffering, medical care, travel to physician’s offices, medical expenses, loss of future earning capacity, lost earnings, loss of earning capacity and permanent disability.

Polk is represented by Paige Patriarca of New Orleans-based Morris Bart LLC.

The case has been assigned to Division C Judge June Berry Darensburg.

Case no. 740-659.

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