MIAMI – A motorist is seeking damages after an accident with a government employee.

Previland Hyppolite filed a complaint on Aug. 12 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against the United States of America alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, on Dec. 8, 2014, the plaintiff sustained physical injuries and property damage after a collision between a government employee driving a U.S. Marshals Service vehicle on Purdy Lane. The plaintiff filed a claim for damages, the suit states, but the defendant has not responded for more than six months, which deems the plaintiff's claim denied.

The plaintiff holds United States of America responsible because the defendant's employee allegedly carelessly and negligently operated his vehicle and failed to yield.

The plaintiff seeks economic and noneconomic damages, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. He is represented by Michael J. Overbeck of Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller & Overbeck PA in West Palm Beach.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 9:16-cv-81421-KAM

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