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Ganado man files lawsuit after being hit by a motor crane

By Gheni_Platenburg
May 28, 2012 at 12:28 a.m.
Updated May 29, 2012 at 12:29 a.m.


Recentlawsuits filed:

•  Shannon Cook filed a lawsuit in January in district court against defendant Katherine Orosco for injuries suffered in a motor vehicle collision.

In March 2011, Cook was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped at a signal light in the inside eastbound lane at the intersection of Southwest Moody Street and Farm-to-Market Road 236, according to the lawsuit.

Orosco, who filed a response in February denying the claims made against her, was driving her vehicle in the same eastbound lane as the vehicle in which Cook was a passenger.

The lawsuit contends that Orosco rear-ended the vehicle in which Cook was a passenger.

•  Estela Sierra filed a lawsuit in February in district court against Matthew Durham for injuries suffered in a motor vehicle collision.

In September 2011, the two were involved in a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Rio Grande and Depot streets.

The plaintiff is suing for serious physical and mental injuries and medical expenses.

The defendant filed a general denial to the allegations in late February.

•  Joe Moreno Sr. filed a lawsuit in district court in January against defendants Eric Todd Haserodt and Laguna Rig Service Inc. for injuries suffered in a motor vehicle collision.

Laguna Rig Service filed a response in February denying the claims.

In February 2010, Moreno was stopped in the outside southbound lane of the 7900 block of North Navarro Street in his 2007 Chevrolet Silverado pickup.

Defendant Haserodt, while operating as an employee of Laguna Rig Service, rear-ended Moreno's vehicle, according to the suit.

Moreno is seeking damages for his injuries.

A Ganado man is suing for negligence after being hit by a motor crane.

James Stewart Cantu filed the lawsuit in district court in January against defendants Dalton Crane LLC and Miguel Angelo Trevino.

Cantu claims he suffered mental anguish and permanent physical injuries after the vehicle he was in was hit in November 2011 by a motor crane being operated on U.S. 59 by Trevino, an employee of Dalton Crane, according to the lawsuit.

George Burns, attorney for the defendants, filed a response in February offering a general denial against the allegations. He did not return calls for comment.

Trevino is accused of failing to keep a proper lookout, failing to yield the right of way, failing to turn his vehicle in order to avoid the collision and failing to stop before entering the intersection, among other claims.

Meanwhile, Dalton Crane is accused of failing to adequately train Trevino on safe driving procedures when operating the crane and failing to equip the crane with conspicuous marking and reflectors meant to prevent a hazard to other motorists, according to the lawsuit.

Cantu is seeking damages for mental anguish, physical injuries along with past and future loss of earning capacities.

Rex Easley, Cantu's attorney, declined to comment on the case.

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