NEW ORLEANS – A Mississippi couple and their children allege the husband was injured when he was rear-ended in an accident on Interstate 12.
Joshua Albert, Individually and as legal guardian for Ethan Albert and Emily Albert; and Dawn Albert, individually and as legal guardian for Alyssa Sykes, Lawrence Sykes and Drake Sykes; and Hadley Hill filed a complaint on Feb. 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Stage Call Corp., Shannon L. Wilkerson, Great West Casualty Co. and Lexington Insurance Co. alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on March 2, 2016, Joshua Albert was operating a motor vehicle in a prudent and lawful manner in St. Tammany Parish when defendant Wilkerson, who was operating a Freightliner that was leased by his employer defendant Stage Call, was traveling at an excessive speed and collided with the rear of Albert’s vehicle. He alleges sustained injuries that resulted in physical and mental pain, permanent paralysis and medical expenses. The remaining plaintiffs allege they suffered a loss of consortium, society and service of plaintiff Joshua Albert.
The plaintiffs holds Stage Call Corp., Wilkerson, Great West Casualty Co. and Lexington Insurance Co. responsible because defendant Wilkerson allegedly failed to maintain reasonable and proper control of the vehicle, failed to reduce speed and failed to see what should have been seen.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendants, jointly and/or solidarity for such general and special damages as are reasonable in the premises, plus interest, costs of these proceedings and for all legal and equitable relief. They are represented by George W. Healy IV of George W. Healy IV & Associates in Gulfport, Mississippi.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-01699