Terrebonne Parish man claims car was hit by school bus

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 20, 2017

GRETNA – A man claims that his car was struck by a school bus.

David Barrios of Terrebonne Parish filed a suit June 5 against ACE American Insurance Co., Jefferson Parish School Board and Kimberly Gilbert in the 24th Judicial District Court alleging negligence.

According to the claim, the plaintiff is seeking damages for an incident that took place June 20, 2016. The suit states that the plaintiff was driving on Lapalco Boulevard when the defendant, who was driving a school bus that belonged to Jefferson Parish School Board, struck the side of the plaintiff's car. The plaintiff was waiting at a yield sign, according to court documents.

The defendant is accused of negligence, failing to operate the bus with enough care, failing to see what should have been seen and overall negligence.

The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. He is represented by David Lawson of Morris Bart LLC in New Orleans.

The case has been assigned to Division K Judge Ellen Shirer Kovach.

The 24th Judicial District Court case number 772816 

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