LAFAYETTE – A Marksville man alleges he was injured in an accident with a postal service employee.
Ethan Caubarreaux filed a complaint on July 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Lafayette Division against the United States of America alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Oct. 14, 2014, he suffered damages and personal injuries when United States Postal Service employee Dion Mliczek, who was driving the postal vehicle, was involved in an accident with the vehicle in which he was a passenger. The suit states the plaintiff filed a form with the National Tort Center claiming injuries and damages of $1,250,000 in July 2015, and that the center has neither accepted or rejected his claim.
The plaintiff holds United States of America responsible because the defendant's employee allegedly drove the vehicle in an unsafe, reckless and dangerous manner, failed to observe surrounding traffic and failed to see what should have been seen.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant for the sum of $1,250,000, medical expenses, travel expenses, loss of future wages and earning capacity, and all general and equitable relief to which he is legally entitled. He is represented by Brian M. Caubarreaux, Emily G. Meche and Wesley Elmer of Brian Caubarreaux & Associates in Marksville.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Lafayette Division Case number 6:16-cv-00974