Galveston is facing a lawsuit from two Galveston residents upset about a car accident that they are blaming on a city employee. According to court documents, the Galveston employee was working when he failed to yield the right-of-way to the two plaintiffs.
Cecil Jones, the employee, hit plaintiffs Giorgi Tsomala and Giorgi Rokva at the intersection of 19th Street and Avenue K in Galveston on June 1, 2008. According to their petition, the wreck led to serious and painful injuries for both individuals.
Tsolama and Rokva are seeking an unknown amount of monetary damages to compensate them for physical pain, mental anguish, medical expenses and lost wages.
Galveston is not the only city in our area that has been sued over the negligence of an employee. Earlier this month, the city of Beaumont was asked by a jury to pay compensation to a teenage driver and her parents for an accident caused by a Beaumont police officer. The police officer was responding to a call for help from a colleague when he struck the teen’s car.
If you are involved in an auto accident that is caused either wholly or partially by a city employee’s negligence, you can file suit against the city if the crash happened while the employee was working.