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Family files suit against driver after Manhattan Boulevard crash

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 25, 2016

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GRETNA – A family is seeking damages following a car accident which they claim was caused by another driver's negligence.

Phat T. Nguyen, Dung Nguyen and Phuong Nguyen, individually and on behalf of their minor children, filed a suit against Johnny Smith, Casey Learning LLC, Gulf South Piling & Construction Inc. and The Gray Insurance Co. in the 24th Judicial District Court on June 2.

According to the claim, Phat Nguyen was driving on Manhattan Boulevard near the intersection of Ute Drive on June 16, 2015, when the incident occurred. The suit states that while waiting for the traffic, the Smith struck the plaintiff's car from behind, causing injury to the individuals in the plaintiff's car. The suit states that Smith was driving a vehicle registered to Casey Leasing, that he is an employee of Gulf South and insured by Gray.

Smith is accused of negligence through his alleged failure to drive in a safe manner, failure to look out for other cars and failure to maintain adequate control of his car.

The plaintiffs are seeking an unspecified amount in damages. They are represented by Tim L. Fields of New Orleans. The case has been assigned to Division G Judge E. Adrian Adams.

The 24th Judicial District Court Case number 761283

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