Woman sues over I-10 accident injuries

By The Louisiana Record | May 8, 2015

A St. Bernard Parish woman has sued over injuries she allegedly suffered in a 2014 accident on Interstate 10.

Terry Adams filed a lawsuit filed April 27 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, against National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., Enterprise Logistic Services (Enterprise Products Co.) and James Yelverton.

According to the complaint, on July 23, 2014, Adams was involved in a two-vehicle accident. Adams was traveling east on Interstate 10, in the right lane Yelverton, was in the middle lane, traveling in the same direction, the suit says. The front right of Yelverton's 18-wheeler then struck the left rear of the plaintiff's vehicle, according to the lawsuit, throwing Adams about the car.

Adams, the lawsuit states, "suffered and continues to suffer multiple personal, psychological and emotional injuries of a past, present and continuing nature."

Yelverton is cited with failing to maintain a proper look-out; failing to accommodate traffic conditions; failing to avoid hitting Adams' vehicle; failing to observe due caution; driving recklessly; failing to maintain control of his car; crossing the dividing line of I-10; hitting Adams' vehicle; inattentive driving; driving while exhausted; failing to maintain a safe distance; failing to keep his tractor-trailer at a reasonable rate of speed; operating the vehicle in a fatigued condition; failing to exercise reasonable safety for himself and others traveling on I-10; failing to slow; violating unspecified rules of the road; and negligence.

The plaintiff complains of: "past physical pain, suffering and discomfort; past mental anguish, aggravation and annoyance; disability; future physical pain, suffering and discomfort; future mental anguish, aggravation and annoyance; past medical expenses; future medical expenses; property damage; sales tax; loss of enjoyment of life; loss of use/function of parts of body; bodily disability; impairment of psychological functioning; disability from working to earn an income; destruction of earning capacity; disability from engaging in recreation; and loss of use of vehicle," according to the lawsuit.

Adams seeks in excess of $75,000, plus costs.  She is represented by attorneys Bryan A. Pfleeger an Michael Hingle of Michael Hingle and Associates in Slidell.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana case number: 2:15-cv-01357-NJB-DEK.

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