Galveston, TX, August 27, 2012 – A Texas Man alleges he had been assaulted with a metal bar, had the door shut on his fingers and leg run over by a South Texas repo company who had previously been sued in 2009.
Charles Miller and his wife Silvana Fox of Galveston filed a $1.5 million lawsuit against South Texas Recovery Inc., Vasut’s Body Shop Inc., VW Credit Inc. and Alvin local Buddy Lee Gonzales in a County District Court. Miller alleges that he sustained physical injuries in his attempt to stop his mother’s car from being repossessed.
Miller claims that Gonzales, working for South Texas Recovery Inc. attempted to repossess a Mercedes Benz belonging to Miller’s mother at his apartment on Oct. 26, 2011. Miller claims that Gonzales ran over his leg with a tow truck during the incident.
According to the Miller’s lawsuit, Gonzales came toward Miller with a metal bar swinging “several times” until he disarmed Gonzales and was informed that the vehicle was being repossessed, which the tow truck driver then said that he would “drop.”
Miller alleges that Gonzales “suddenly darted” into the cab with Miller trying to stop him by grabbing the driver’s side door which Gonzales had just shut on his finger.
According to Miller he had to run alongside the vehicle as Gonzales drove away increasing his speed.
Claiming that he “feared for his life” he smashed the driver’s window and opened the door, falling to the ground afterwards which was when the wrecker allegedly ran over Miller’s leg.
Millers’s lawsuit alleges that the events in question represented a “breach of the peace.”
A jury trial is being requested.
In 2009, South Texas Recovery Inc. was sued in a personal injury lawsuit along with Nissan Motor Acceptance in the case of Stitt v. South Texas Recovery, Inc. et al.