NEW ORLEANS – A
Mississippi couple and their children allege the husband was injured
when he was rear-ended in an accident on Interstate 12.
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
Stage Call Corp., Shannon L. Wilkerson, Great West Casualty Co. and
Lexington Insurance Co.
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.
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
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