U.S.D.C. 112th JUDICIAL Court in CROCKETT COUNTY, TEXAS:
Houston truck accident lawyer, Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP, represent a 56-year-old woman from Breaux Bridge, Louisiana who was injured when DEFENDANT, semi truck driver, Brandon Lee Morrison, employed by TOM THORP TRANSPORTS. INC. crossed over the center line of State Highway 163 into the northbound lane, striking Plaintiff’s vehicle.
On November 1, 2010, PLAINTIFF was traveling northbound on State Highway 163 in Crocket Count, Texas. Defendant driver Brandon Lee Morrison was traveling southbound on State Highway 163, operating a vehicle owned by Tom Thorp Transports, Inc. Morrison’s vehicle crossed over the center line of the highway into the northbound lane, striking PLAINTIFF’s vehicle.
The PLAINTIFF is a 56-year-old resident of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. At the time of the accident she was employed as a truck driver with Branco Trucking. PLAINTIFF has not been able to work since the incident.
PLAINTIFF sought medical care on the day of the incident, complaining of neck pain and lower back pain. An MRI of the cervical spine revealed a left C6 cervical radiculopathy with a disc herniation at the C5-6 level. PLAINTIFF underwent an anterior cervical discectomy with instrumented fusion at C5-6 on June 2, 2011.
Tom Thorp Transports, Inc. is a trucking /transportation company with headquarters located in Mertzon, Iron County, Texas.
Brandon Lee Morrison
Mr. Morrison resides in San Angelo, Texas.
The defendant driver, Brandon Lee Morrison, was employed by Tom Thorp Transports, Inc. at the time of the subject incidents. Tom Thorp has been sued under the legal doctrine of respondeat superior. Respondeat superior (Latin: “let the master answer”) is a legal doctrine which states that, in many circumstances, and employer is responsible for the actions of employees that are performed within the scope of their employment. This rule is also called the “Master-Servant Rule”. It is recognized in both common law and civil law jurisdictions. In a broader scope, respondeat superior is based upon the concept of vicarious liability.