TAMPA – A St. Petersburg woman claims she was injured in a collision with a U.S. Postal Service employee.
Kathleen May Tesney filed a complaint on Dec. 15 in the Tampa Division for the Middle District of Florida against United States of America alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 15, 2014, she was driving on Bay Pines Boulevard, when the postal vehicle owned by the defendant and driven by its employee, Chelsea Lynn Wilson, collided with plaintiff's motor vehicle. The suits states that on Feb. 3, 2016, the plaintiff provided defendant with an amended claim for money damages, however, to date the defendant has failed to make a final disposition, which constitutes a denial. As a result, the plaintiff alleges she has suffered bodily injury and resulting pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, expense of hospitalization, medical and nursing care and treatment, and loss of ability to earn money.
The plaintiff holds United States of America responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to ensure that its vehicles were properly and lawfully operated.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant for damages in an amount of more than $75,000, attorneys’ fees, interest and costs. She is represented by Marc Matthews of McIntyre Thanasides Bringgold Elliott Grimaldi & Guito PA in Tampa.
Tampa Division for the Middle District of Florida
Case number 8:16-cv-03419
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